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.
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
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.
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 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…)
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…)
Track or treat! It’s Halloween, and that means it’s time to have a little fun and treat yourself to a spooky little blog post.As you can probably tell, this blog post is all about tracking your inventory. You’d be surprised how many ways you can track inventory with Fishbowl:(more…)
Recordkeeping 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…)
Modern 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…)
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…)
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…)