4 Factory Mishaps That Could Cost You Big

Avoid costly mishaps by following a few simple safety protocols, Fishbowl BlogEmployees who work in a factory setting are usually well aware that the potential exists for injury, considering they may work with toxic materials, manage large machinery with many moving parts or be exposed to extreme heat or cold due to the items they are manufacturing. However, an employer is required under federal law to protect employees from harm and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the arm of the federal government that enforces those laws.

Even when an employer believes they have done everything they can to protect an employee, accidents may still occur. These four mishaps could result in major costs to the company, whether through fines due to safety procedures not being followed, personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits or workers’ compensation claims. Continue reading

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Order Management

And we’re back with another exciting installment in the always-informative Whiteboard Wednesday series. This time, James Shores shows how businesses can save time and money with the help of an automated order management system. Continue reading

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Unique Use of Inventory Management Software: Ground Penetrating Radar

Welcome back to our weekly insights into unique uses of inventory management software. No matter how big or small the business, they all need to keep track of their parts, products, and assets.

We’ll continue by digging into the fascinating world of MALÅ Geoscience. Continue reading

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How to Update to the Newest Version of Fishbowl

Upgrade to the newest version of Fishbowl in a few quick steps, Fishbowl BlogCan you believe it’s only February and we’ve already released version 2015.3 of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse?

At Fishbowl, we believe in keeping our software constantly updated so our customers get the latest features sooner rather than later. We do point releases instead of one massive annual release every year for that very reason.

The benefits of getting the latest version of Fishbowl include the following: Continue reading

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Have You Seen Fishbowl’s Training Videos?

Fishbowl logo, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse offer a large number of software features. It can feel a little overwhelming when you’re just getting started with them.

That’s why Fishbowl has more than two dozen video tutorials showing how to perform specific functions and use certain tools in Fishbowl.

These training videos are organized by category: Continue reading

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Unique Use of Inventory Management Software: High-End Restaurant Equipment

Food Equipment Services sells high-end food production products, Fishbowl BlogFishbowl has a lot of customers in more industries than you would believe. Which is why I think it’s so much fun to go through and highlight some of the more unusual and intriguing examples of businesses using Fishbowl’s manufacturing and warehouse management software solutions to make their jobs easier.

Let’s continue this series with a company whose name does a good job describing what it’s all about: Food Equipment Services. Continue reading

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Picking… In Color!

Green means go, yellow means caution, and red means stop. That’s true in traffic flow – and now it’s true in order management, too.

Traffic Signals

Red means stop, yellow means caution, and green means go in order management, Fishbowl BlogWhen fulfilling orders, it’s really helpful to know if you have enough inventory on hand to actually fill the orders you receive. That’s why Fishbowl 2015 has a fantastic new feature that lets you pick orders… in color!

Instead of seeing a screen full of black-and white orders, Fishbowl now shows them in three colors: green, yellow and red. And each color means something very important: Continue reading

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Fishbowl CEO Shares His Story on ‘The Entrepreneurial Journey’ Podcast

Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams has appeared on numerous podcasts and news programs to discuss his professional success.

In The Entrepreneurial Journey, a podcast put on by a couple of Utah Valley University business graduates, David gets a bit more personal. Not only does he talk about how he has turned Fishbowl into the No. 1 manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users, but he also delves into how he has overcome personal tragedies. Continue reading

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Unique Use of Inventory Management Software: Oil Wellhead Automation

There are so many interesting ways that inventory management software can be applied in businesses. Every company has inventory and assets that they need to track, so it’s common sense that they would use a software solution to make the best use of their resources.

Here’s another example of a company that puts Fishbowl’s software to use in a unique and dynamic way: Insight Technical Services, Inc. Continue reading

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Can Inventory Management Software Reduce Employee Theft?

Inventory management software offers a deterrent against employee theft, Fishbowl BlogLet’s talk about something really serious: theft prevention.

Those of you who have been following the Fishbowl Blog for a long time will remember a blog post I wrote five years ago, explaining how inventory management software prevents theft. In that blog post I wasn’t using findings from a detailed study, but this time, I’m armed with more scientific findings from Software Advice, a company that researches and reviews inventory management software.

Thanks to their new study I’ve got a lot of information to explore, so let’s get started.

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