10 Game-Changing Manufacturing Tactics

Manufacturers can bring their business practices to a whole new level with manufacturing inventory software. Here are 10 game-changing manufacturing tactics you can use with the right software:

Manufacturing game changers, Fishbowl Blog1. Automatically track shipments and send customers emails with the estimated time of arrival for their packages

2. Monitor production processes to find areas for improvement, such as wasted materials and slowdowns

3. Update inventory numbers in real time so you always know what you have in stock

4. Map out your warehouses(s) so you know exactly where each part and product is, down to the shelf and bin

5. Use handheld devices to scan inventory in and out of your warehouse, helping you avoid data-entry errors

6. Know the condition of your products at each stage of the production process

7. Standardize your receiving, ordering, picking, packing, and shipping operations to increase efficiency and effectiveness of employees

8. Integrate your inventory and accounting software to eliminate double data entry and make sure your records all match up

9. Set up automatic reorder points on all of your parts and products to keep them from running out

10. Use multilevel work orders and bills of materials on jobs that require several steps to complete

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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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