Fishbowl Dedicates 6th Annual Day of Service to U.S. Veterans

Every year Fishbowl employees take one day to focus solely on others’ needs in our community. We step away from our desks, close our office, go outside, and start serving people. We call this our Fishbowl Day of Service. It’s one of our favorite traditions.

Fishbowl will serve veterans at its 6th annual Day of Service, Fishbowl BlogWe’re excited to announce our 6th annual Day of Service! This time around we will go to Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson, Utah on September 5, 2014.

This project will be unique from all the others we’ve done in the past. We usually go and paint walls, clean up areas, landscape, and do other things with our hands. But this time we’ll go to the Central Utah Veterans Home and serve the men and women who have fought for our country and the freedoms we enjoy. Activities will include interviewing veterans, recording their stories, playing games with them, and doing some minor projects at the facility. Continue reading

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Keep Your Inventory in Check with These 3 Tips

To stay competitive, your small business needs to be as efficient as possible, and efficiency starts in your stockroom. Whether you’ve just started building your stock, or you’re trying to get your backroom under control, here are three tips for keeping your inventory in check.

Keep your inventory in check with a few simple steps, Fishbowl Blog1. Get Organized

The first step in managing your inventory is to create a workable system. Clean out and organize your stockroom. Take a look at your records to get an idea of areas that need improvement. Here are some simple ways to make your inventory process more organized: Continue reading

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Answers to 5 Big Inventory Management Questions

Over the past five weeks I have answered five big inventory management questions. I’ve compiled them here so you can easily access all of them. I’ve even condensed my answers for each of them into just a simple paragraph.

Answers to five comprehensive inventory management questions, Fishbowl BlogHow do I manage a warehouse?

You need to keep a close eye on lead times, optimize your warehouse layout to make picking more efficient, train your workforce on the correct procedures and software, and have the right tools for the job. Continue reading

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What Is Fishbowl Manufacturing? Watch This Video

Fishbowl Manufacturing is a powerful solution for manufacturers looking for advanced work orders, bills of materials, multiple location tracking, order management, and numerous other inventory-related features.

Watch this new video Fishbowl just produced to see what Fishbowl Manufacturing can do for your business: Continue reading

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Join The Live Big Challenge to Honor a Fallen Friend on August 16, 2014

A bike ride will be held on August 16, 2014 in honor of Bryan Byrge, a Fishbowl employee who died in a tragic bike accident earlier this year.

The Live Big Challenge is in memory of Bryan Byrge, Fishbowl BlogThis ride is called the Live Big Challenge because Bryan’s motto in life was to “always live big.” He was an avid biker and he was dedicated to helping others throughout his life, so this is a perfect opportunity to honor him. All proceeds from this event will go to Bryan’s wife and children. Continue reading

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What Results Can I Expect from Using Inventory Management Software?

For weeks, I’ve been answering inventory management questions:

What results can you expect from using inventory management software? Fishbowl BlogHow do I manage a warehouse?

How do I track inventory in multiple locations?

How do I get the best value for my money with inventory control software?

What is the best way to manage inventory?

And now for the culmination of it all: What results can I expect from using inventory management software? There are numerous benefits of using this software in your business. Here are some of the more prominent ones: Continue reading

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Where to Find All 30+ Whiteboard Wednesday Videos

Since October 2013, Fishbowl has been producing a new episode of its Whiteboard Wednesday series just about every week. We now have more than 30 videos.

Fishbowl's Whiteboard Wednesday video series explains complex inventory management topics in easy-to-understand terms, Fishbowl BlogThese videos cover a variety of inventory management topics, including:

  • Consignment
  • Supply chain management
  • Picking, packing, and shipping
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • How to find the true cost of goods
  • And many others

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Introducing Fishbowl Workforce!

Have you been looking for software to help with your workforce management, but you haven’t been impressed with the options or their prices? Fishbowl has a solution for you.

Fishbowl Workforce offers time and payroll management, and much more, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl isn’t just in the manufacturing and warehouse management software business anymore. We’re branching out into new areas with the release of Fishbowl Workforce, an online application that lets businesses keep track of their employees’ work time and payroll data.

And those two features are just the start of what Fishbowl Workforce will be able to do by the end of 2014. We’re planning on adding the following features to it soon: Continue reading

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What Is the Best Way to Manage Inventory?

Over the last several weeks I’ve answered the following questions:

What is the best way to manage inventory? Fishbowl Inventory Blog

How do I manage a warehouse?

How do I track inventory in multiple locations?

How do I get the best value for my money with inventory control software?

Now I’m going to take on the biggest question so far: What is the best way to manage inventory?

Oh, what a difficult question this is. Sadly, there is no one-size-fits all answer, but there are a number of criteria you can use to answer this question for your particular needs and situation.

Let’s answer the following questions as stepping stones to answering the big question: Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: The Many Types of Kits

Kitting is an important tool for businesses. A kit is made up of at least one product, and it can have options for different quantities, features, discounts, and other things.

Watch the video above and James Shores will explain this all much more eloquently. He’ll also explain the different between Standard, Optional, Variable, Optional-Variable, Discount, and Tax-Rate Kits.

Whiteboard Wednesday provides answers to complex inventory management questions. Come back for more awesome videos like this.

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