Apple has one of the best problems a business can have: They’re having trouble keeping up with the huge demand for their new iPad 2. There’s a simple solution to their problem, and it’s inventory tracking software.
Apple is struggling to keep their inventory records accurate as iPad 2s fly off their shelves. So they’ve asked retailers to put iPad 2s up for sale a day after they receive them, according to an unnamed source in the article “Apple rethinks inventory management for iPad 2.”
This is to help them slow down a little and make sure the correct number of iPad 2s was shipped and received. The article notes, “Apple’s previous strategy was to get products from the pallet to the shelf as fast as possible. But that approach was said to have caused ‘utter havoc’ for Apple’s retail employees, and led to inventory inaccuracies.”
When you’ve got a hot product and lots of competitors, speed is essential to make sure you get as many products into customers’ hands as you can. The trouble with working fast is the old adage often applies: Haste makes waste.
That doesn’t have to be the case, though, if you use inventory tracking software. With inventory tracking software, you can speed up the process of manufacturing, picking, packing, shipping and receiving products. Your employees don’t have to panic when they receive big orders that need to get on the shelves immediately.
Using barcode scanners and user-friendly inventory software, employees can enter new products into your inventory management system fast. They don’t have to worry about spending time entering information by hand and possibly making typos. The barcode scanner does most of the work, freeing up their time to quickly move the products to the right place in the retail store or warehouse.
Apple can solve their inventory management woes by using inventory tracking software to increase both speed and accuracy. And so can you! Get a personalized inventory software demo today to see how you can start saving time and money.