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Inventory Manager: Your Lab Inventory Management Software Solution
Get inventory visibility — with no surprises. Inventory Manager from Avantor® brings the lab of the future to your bench with faster, easier lab supplies management, improved anytime, anywhere reporting and the ability to scale with your needs.Choose your plan
What can Inventory Manager do for your lab?
The next generation of our online inventory software system offers real-time insights into your lab supplies. Now you can worry less about overstocks and stockouts and focus more on what you do best — groundbreaking R&D, essential QC and life-changing discoveries.
Reclaim time for science.
Fully integrated procurement workflows allow ordering, tracking, tracing and replenishment of your products
Provides 24/7 visibility into lab operations
Complete access to the VWR.com product portfolio for direct ordering and product information
Vendor-agnostic, single-source solution for your laboratory supplies
Generates customizable intuitive dashboards and reporting
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Reinvent the way you manage inventory
Manage your inventory faster and more easily.
Our vendor-agnostic platform is your one-stop stockroom inventory management solution.
Access your reporting anytime, anywhere.
View critical lab data and reports from multiple device types with our web-based inventory management software.
Scale your laboratory quickly.
Fully scalable and easily customizable, Inventory Manager makes it simple to scale as you grow.
Inventory Manager saves lab +16,000 hours per year at a Fortune 500 company
A Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company wanted to raise productivity so they could stay competitive and increase shareholder value.
After an in-depth assessment, an Avantor Lean Process Consultant found the scientists were spending more than 36,000 hours every year searching for supplies and doing other non-essential lab inventory management tasks — time that could have been spent on research.
Our consultant recommended Inventory Manager, our point-of-use online inventory software that ensures scientists have the right supplies at the right time. Using industry-leading technology, the program identifies and concentrates the supplies each laboratory location and work area needs — then tracks usage and continually optimizes stock levels.
These changes were supported with updates to the organization’s lab procurement process, including assigning a single point of contact for infrequently ordered items and streamlining channels for handling procurement issue resolution.
The Fortune 500 company now saves more than 16,000 hours every year — the equivalent of about eight fulltime scientists. Our software to manage inventory removed nearly $75,000 of excess inventory and decreased the average value of on-hand lab supplies at each facility by 29%, from $521,000 to $373,000.
Find the right plan for you
Choose from two options to easily scale with your needs.
Inventory Manager Standard
Improve visibility into your lab supplies with standard Inventory Manager's integrated digital stockroom.
Up to 5 users
Up to 5 suppliers
Basic reporting and audit log
Integration with inventory barcode scanner technology
Inventory Manager Enterprise
Get enterprise-level insight and control of supplies as well as improve collaboration on key lab management tasks with our online inventory software.
Unlimited suppliers (vendor agnostic)
Visibility into lab supplies consumption and cost tracking to end-user level
Automated ordering, receiving, reporting and notifications
Integration with your mobile scanning, lab inventory management system (LMS) and electronic lab notebooks (ELNs)
Explore Inventory Manager features and functionalities
|Manage your inventory of lab supplies & chemicals for free||An end-to-end lab inventory management solution with unlimited functionality & connectivity|
|Free direct registration||License|
|2022 release||2022 release & 2023 update|
|Number of users||5||Unlimited|
|Role management (360 access visibility)||1 Fixed||Unlimited/customizable|
|360 reporting (pre-defined & custom; scheduled & ad-hoc)||Basic|
|Supply chain health KPI's||2023 release|
|Dashboard activity & transaction feed|
|Card view vs. table information|
|Notification engine (in-app & email)||Limited|
|Cost center & department tracking|
|Request & approval routing|
|Budget tracking||2023 release|
|Direct ordering to Avantor (vwr.com)|
|WIMS order status/tracking|
|Electronic ordering for complete Avantor portfolio|
|Electronic ordering||Avantor our of the box||Avantor out of the box & customizable|
|Order transmission (non-Avantor vendors)||PDF standard format||Electronic, PDF, CSV & TXT, customizable|
|Inventory visibility & stockroom requests via vwr.com|
|Returns handling||2023 release|
|Simple reorder point/min-max|
|Replenishment handling||Single option||Multiple options|
|Barcode labelling||Fixed option||Multiple options/configurable (2023 release)|
|Autopilot (replenish & receive)|
|Consumption tracking/user barcodes||Full user tracking|
|Standing order management||2023 release|
|No. of stockrooms/stocking locations||1||Unlimited|
|Hierarchical stockroom location management|
|Traceable stock adjustments|
|Open & closed access stockrooms –
transfers between satellite stockrooms
|VWR.com automated product additions to inventory||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Vendor management||Limited to 5 (incl. Avantor)||Unlimited|
|Lot & expiry date management|
|Custom UOM management|
|Customizable product level fields|
|Quality inspection/control handling||2023 release|
|Integrated recommendation & alternatives engine||2023 release|
|Document management||2023 release|
|Automated custom product attribute/data management (e.g., CAS,
mol. weight, protection class) “integrated PIM system”
|Mobile scanning app iOS & Android|
|Scanner integration||Online version only||Online & offline versions|
|Online scanner functions||Replenish & receive||Multi-functional: replenish,
consume, receive, stock
correction, approvals & stock
|Kiosks/vending machines - Input devices|
|Push notifications for mobile app|
|Integration with customer ERP system|
|ELN integration||2023 release|
|LIMS integration||2023 release|
|Standardized API calls||2023 release|
|Multi-language versions (17 languages)|
|Single account for vwr.com & IM|
|Customizable and downloadable tables|
|Full application search (global)|
|Digital tech support team available (20/5)|
|Downloadable online manual|
|Click to chat|
|Guided help||2023 release|
Talk with an Avantor Services Specialist
Let us help you reinvent the way you manage your inventory!