Factory+ App

A supplies inventory management app for small manufacturers and independent makers. The idea for this app was developed after informal conversations and research with a group of small manufacturers who wanted an easy to use solution for managing the supplies for the various goods they produce. After research with makers, we found that each maker has their own way of measuring the unit of supplies (e.g. tracking number of individual buttons vs. boxes of buttons), therefore the app tracks inventory based on the units of item defined by the user and alerts the user when supplies are running low. It also tells the user what the lead time for each supply is and stores the vendor’s contact information so the user can re-order items without missing deadlines. A future version of the app is expected to calculate how much of each item is needed for making a certain number of goods.

Technologies used: Sketch 3