Warehouse vs. War-house: When Inventory Management Gets Ugly

Warehouse headache, QuickBooks inventory managementDo you have a warehouse or a war-house? Is your inventory management system a smooth, well-oiled machine or is it one big mess heaped on another?

When a warehouse becomes a disaster area, customer service and production both suffer. It’s hard to build quality products in a timely manner when you’re not sure where your tools and parts are, how much you have on hand or when new orders are estimated to arrive.

Manufacturers need to stay on top of their inventory management if they want to be successful.

Your inventory management system doesn’t have to be a disaster area. The good news is that inventory tracking software provides plenty of solutions to inventory control issues. Inventory tracking software helps manufacturers know exactly where their essential parts, materials and products are at all times.

There are many ways to track inventory. The inventory tracking methods you use should be dictated by the types of products and/or services you specialize in.

You can track parts and products by their lot number, serial number, revision date, freshness date and a host of other criteria. Much of it depends on how often you cycle through your inventory and how your parts and products interact with each other.

By using solid inventory tracking software, like Fishbowl, you can turn any warehouse around, even if it’s practically a war-house right now. You can schedule a Web demo of Fishbowl today.

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About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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