3 Key Benefits of Using Manufacturing Inventory Software

Money key, Fishbowl BlogThe article “What Are the Benefits of an Inventory Management System?” offers three main reasons why businesses need to use inventory management software. Let’s not mince words, but get right to the heart of the matter.

Here are three benefits of using inventory management software:

1. Gain a competitive advantage. Whether you’re a manufacturer, retailer or any other type of business, you can get a leg up on your competitors by using inventory management software.

What business doesn’t want to improve its customer service? With inventory management software, you can ensure orders are delivered in a timely manner and that you have the right balance of products on hand to meet demand, and avoid shortages and overstock.

2. Cut costs. The beauty of inventory management software is that it saves time, makes businesses more efficient and reduces expenses. You can dramatically slash your carrying costs by making sure you keep enough products in your warehouse without going overboard.

You get double points if you combine manufacturing inventory software with QuickBooks 2011. QuickBooks manufacturing software lets you instantly update your accounting books each time you place an order or make a sale. This helps you know how much money you have available at any given time.

3. Improve supply chain management. Having a stable supply chain is essential if you want to succeed. Without it, you could run into production delays and fail to deliver products to customers on time. That’s never good.

To help prevent these problems, use inventory tracking software to keep track of your suppliers and spot problems before they become crises. If you’re constantly tracking where your orders and deliveries are, you can react quickly to delays. Always have alternate suppliers and backup plans in mind to deal with emergencies.

There you have it. These are three reasons why you should use inventory management software to stay on top of your inventory management. Would you like to share other benefits you enjoy by using inventory management software? Share them in the Comments section below.

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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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