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Cloud-based, global inventory management tool helps customers optimize consumption and replenishment of lab consumables


Cloud-based, globally-networked digital solution for container-level tracking of chemical inventory


Vending machine offers convenient onsite product distribution and tracking


Avantor Services Hardware Solutions offer easy, secure access to lab supplies and consumables. Your scientists know what they need at the bench—and you know that the best lab management practice is to have those materials both convenient and traceable in order to maintain budgets.

Used in conjunction with our proprietary, cloud-based software, Inventory Manager, our Hardware Solutions make managing lab inventory and tracking spend easier and more efficient. Together, the software and hardware offer a holistic approach to inventory and chemical management.

Kiosks, a self-checkout solution that automatically tracks consumption, can process multiple items from your stockroom in one swipe—saving time. Vending Machines are vendor agnostic, allowing you to stock a variety of products, from gloves to batteries and other PPE. Mobile Scanners simplify inventorying your stock, which helps optimize re-stocking systems.

Our Hardware Solutions help you manage lab supplies and inventory efficiently, and effectively, so that your team can spend their time innovating, researching and delivering.


Laboratories and scientific research sites are not 9-to-5 operations. From scientists to custodians, your staff needs to work when the work needs to be done.

Placing Avantor’s Hardware in key locations makes it easier for staff to access the supplies they need, when they need it. Vending Machines make inventory available in areas of your facility where daily replenishment is challenging, while the Mobile Scanners help ensure that stockrooms have adequate stock for that replenishment. Add in a self-checkout Kiosk (RFID or barcode capable) near your stockrooms and track consumption 24/7—without staffing the storage area.

Because our Hardware is synced with our proprietary software, Inventory Manager, it’s easy to see which project or team member is using which products. Inventory levels update automatically, triggering an alert about replenishing if your stock level falls below a pre-set minimum.

Inventory any storage area in a few simple steps.

Avantor’s mobile app (available for both Android and iOS) allows mobile devices to operate as scanners.

Our Mobile Scanners offer the same ease of use as the mobile app, but with options for both online and offline use.

Scan the stockroom label to automatically record the storage area you are inventorying. Then scan the product catalog number (barcode) and enter the quantity. Upload the completed count to Inventory Manager and the data is available at a glance so your team can:

  • Order and replenish stock proactively
  • Know what stock is available in real time
  • Avoid losing or misplacing valuable supplies

Lab supplies available to your team 24/7, with department and cost center tracking capabilities.

An Avantor Vending Machine makes inventory available in areas where daily replenishment is difficult. It also gives you control over the amount of each item available at a time, such as a single pair of shoe covers rather than a full box. The Vending Machine is also versatile, with soft-drop technology that’s safe for glassware and options for ambient- or cold-temperature levels.

Because Vending Machines sync with Avantor’s proprietary Inventory Manager software, and use is tracked at the user level, it’s simple to manage spend and alleviate theft concerns. Vending offers your team:

  • Cost control/data at the department, user and cost center level
  • 24/7 availability
  • Logging in before removing stock adds a level of security
  • Customized software that accurately tracks items in each lane of the unit

Track and trace consumption without staff managing the storeroom.

Avantor’s Kiosks, both RFID and barcode capable, support inventory management processes that are efficient and cost effective. Members of your team who have accounts can take the lab supplies that they need from a stockroom, scan the RFID tag or barcode, and the Kiosk will track both the user and the item. This scanning technology is familiar and user friendly, with simple commands on the touchscreen dashboard such as “check out stock.”

Kiosks make it easier to:

  • Manage inventory in real time and track consumption
  • Make items detectable, adding a level of security and accountability
  • Maintain inventory with greater expiration date transparency
  • Organize lab supplies and equipment from multiple vendors


Avantor Services onsite teams tailor inventory management solutions to meet your needs. Our onsite teams and Digital Solutions experts collaborate with customers, reviewing current processes, and using the findings to suggest the best Hardware and Software solutions to improve the system.  

Our goal is to help you meet your goals and optimize your lab and inventory operations, whether that’s by managing spend or creating more efficient ways to track use—or both.

Create a more secure, efficient and cost-effective inventory management system. Contact us today!

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Ready to move your next innovation forward? Avantor Services can help.

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Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world.