Achieving Green Inventory Management

Achieve green inventory management for a healthier business, Fishbowl BlogA business that makes the best use of its resources is saving a lot more than just money. There are only so many resources to go around, so it’s a good idea to have as much efficiency as possible to prevent waste. That’s what wise stewards do.

What can you do to achieve green inventory management? Here are a few ideas:

  • Use inventory tracking software to automate ordering and receiving processes
  • Train as many of your employees as possible on how to use inventory-related hardware and software so they can help keep the business running smoothly
  • Use a Just in Time (JIT) model to get just the right amount of parts and materials in stock when you need them
  • Study your customers’ buying trends to plan for surges and declines in sales so you don’t keep a huge safety stock all the time
  • Work with local vendors to reduce wait times for new orders to arrive
  • Make the best use of your warehouse space by putting popular items close to the receiving door and grouping similar items together

This is by no means a comprehensive list. There are plenty of other things you can do to improve your company’s efficiency and save money and resources. But these serve as a good starting point.

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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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