RMAs Are Amazing!

Is it redundant to say RMAs are amazing? Perhaps. But a lot of people don’t know about RMAs and their usefulness to a business, so I’m going to explain what they are and why they live up to their amazing name. Continue reading

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10 Everyday Products You Only Need to Buy Once

Grocery shopping. Everyone has to do it on a regular basis, whether it’s for fresh fruit, dairy products, toiletries, etc. Thankfully, there are some things you can just buy once and then almost never have to worry about buying more of them.

I’ve come up with a list of 10 common household items that I have never had to buy more than one of – and I’m married and have three kids, so it’s not like I’m a hoarder who never uses these items. As a bonus, I’ll relate this to inventory management software so stay tuned for that at the end.

Let’s go down the list in alphabetical order: Continue reading

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Fishbowl Is Ideal for First-Time Inventory Management Software Buyers

According to a study conducted by research company Software Advice, a whopping 96 percent of companies looking to purchase inventory management software are first-time buyers.

Software for the Long Term

Fishbowl is a good fit for first-time inventory management software buyers, Fishbowl BlogThat makes sense. You want this to be both the first and last time you purchase inventory management software. Only a small number of companies wind up going back and looking for a replacement for their outmoded inventory solution.

Having to purchase new inventory management software after just a few years is an expensive and time-consuming proposition. Companies should do thorough research to find a flexible solution that can meet their needs in the short term and long term. Continue reading

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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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