With Inventory Management, Time Is of the Essence

Time is of the essence with inventory management, Fishbowl Blog
Time is of the essence with inventory management, Fishbowl Blog

Time is of the essence when it comes to managing your inventory. If you have food products or other goods that have a limited freshness period, expiration dates are a must-have tool to track them by. No matter what goods you sell, it’s important to know their lead times and auto reorder points to make sure they don’t run out. And you can enable employees to track their time on the job and schedule tasks to make sure important things are done properly and in a timely fashion.

Let’s talk more about the five time-based inventory management tools we briefly mentioned above to get a feel for why they are so important to your business.

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Fishbowl Review

Reordering, receiving, and reconciling are much easier when you have more than a pen and paper, Fishbowl Blog
Reordering, receiving, and reconciling are much easier when you have more than a pen and paper, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl may be a niche-filler, but it’s no weakling stopgap measure,” says Pam Baker in her review of Fishbowl on SmallBusinessComputing.com. “The popular inventory management add-on for QuickBooks does a commendable job keeping inventory assets in full view and on the move for small businesses.”

She does a great job covering Fishbowl’s features and explaining inventory management concepts, so I’ll let her do most of the talking in this blog post and throw in my two cents as needed.

Baker is a much more prolific writer than me. She’s written for newspapers like The New York Times and Knight Ridder, magazines like ComputerWorld and Institutional Investor, and websites like CIO.com. She’s been around the block, digitally speaking. So it’s no surprise that she has a lot of interesting things to say about Fishbowl.

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Keep an Eye on Your Inventory in the Monitor Module

Take a closer look at what Fishbowl can do for your business, Fishbowl Blog
The Monitor module is laser focused on tracking inventory levels. When a part’s quantity falls below its reorder point, the Monitor module can display it in a way that makes it clear what you need to do. It helps you stay on top of your inventory and prevent shortages. (more…)

The Ins and Outs of the Inventory Module

Easy come, easy go order management, Fishbowl Inventory Blog
Easy come, easy go order management, Fishbowl Inventory BlogThe Inventory module is extremely important. It is where you can update quantities after performing cycle counts. You can move, add, delete, and manipulate inventory in many other ways in this module, and you can also check inventory locations and tracking data. There’s a lot to talk about in the Inventory module, so let’s jump right into it. (more…)

Creating ABC Codes and Tracking Methods in the Part Module

Find out the difference between parts and products in inventory management, Fishbowl Blog
We could keep talking about Fishbowl’s Part module forever; it has that many intricate pieces to it. But all good things must come to an end, and this week we’ll finish talking about the last two major components of the Part module: ABC codes and tracking methods. (more…)

Warehouse Genius: How to Keep All Your Records Organized

Keep your warehouse data organized, Fishbowl Blog
Keep your warehouse data organized, Fishbowl BlogRecordkeeping can be a tedious task to have to perform. Searching for files, updating files and keeping them organized so that nothing is out of place sometimes gets a little overwhelming. Every day, people look for simple solutions to data organization problems; yet, it seems that the record filing procedures around your warehouse have serious issues. Here are a few methods for better organizing your warehouse records. (more…)

Implementation of a UPC Tracking System

Implement a UPC tracking system to see big results in your inventory management, Fishbowl Blog
Implement a UPC tracking system to see big results in your inventory management, Fishbowl BlogModern business practically requires a UPC tracking system. Barcodes and scanners speed up numerous business processes, including ordering, receiving, picking, and selling products. They also ensure the accuracy of inventory records, preventing errors from creeping into the data. So let’s talk about the implementation of a UPC tracking system in a business. (more…)

Did You Know Fishbowl Is UPS Ready

Fishbowl is UPS Ready, Fishbowl Blog
Welcome to another installment in the Did You Know series. These blog posts go into detail on what Fishbowl is capable of. Let’s talk about this week’s topic: The fact that Fishbowl is UPS Ready. (more…)

Whiteboard Wednesday: How to Count Inventory

Fishbowl's Whiteboard Wednesday video series explains complex inventory management topics in easy-to-understand terms, Fishbowl Inventory Blog
Counting inventory is something businesses should do frequently to make sure they know exactly what they have on hand and what they need to reorder. In this video, James Shores talks about the importance of keeping track of everything in your warehouse(s) and how to efficiently count your inventory on a regular basis. Inventory includes raw goods, finished products, and assets you use in the production and distribution processes. (more…)