How to Know When You Need Inventory Management Software

How to know when you need inventory management software, Fishbowl Blog

How many times have you heard someone say that inventory management software is essential for your business? We might be guilty of being part of that endless chorus here on the Fishbowl Blog. So, why do we need inventory management, exactly?

It is like some of the arguments you may have heard for using social media.1 “Everyone else is doing it.” “You are missing out if you don’t do it.” “There are lots of opportunities out there.” And so on. Now we are not saying there is anything wrong with social media, or inventory management system, for that matter. We are just asking, are they right for you?


API vs. Flat-File for Data Transfers – Which Method Is Better?

API vs. flat-file for data transfers - which method is better? Fishbowl Blog

Making the ebb and flow of data as efficient as possible is a priority, especially if you’re dealing with large volumes of information that are crucial to productivity levels in your business. A number of methods are available to achieve this, and it’s common to have to choose between a flat-file architecture and an API integration.

If you’re struggling to decide, or you’re entirely new to this concept, we invite you to join us as we go over the basic principles of each, and the benefits they bring to the table.


Important Inventory Management History You Need to Know

Important inventory management history you need to know, Fishbowl Blog

Right now is a great time to be alive, isn’t it? I mean, we have so much technology that makes life easier. Not only that, but it reduces the amount of time it takes to perform simple, mundane tasks. With this in mind, it’s good to step back every now and then and think about things we take for granted. Then we can acknowledge how good life is because of them. One of those things I’d like to talk about right now is effective inventory management software.

While many companies still aren’t taking advantage of it to the fullest, ones that are using it can easily forget how hard it was to manage inventory without it. So let’s go through a brief history of inventory management to see what an amazing invention inventory management software truly is.


4 Proven Ways to Take Stock of Your Inventory Management

Proven ways to take stock of your inventory management, Fishbowl Blog

When you take stock of your inventory, you have to have a physical count of everything you have on hand. This way, you can figure out if there is any discrepancy, which items you need to reorder, or if you need to do a stock adjustment. Instead of just doing that, right now we’re going to take stock of your inventory management. That means we’re going to delve into how you’re currently managing your inventory and dive into how to take stock. Then we’ll see what’s working and what needs to be fixed to make your company even more successful.


Do You Need a Big Warehouse to Boost Profit?

Do you need a big warehouse to boost profit? Fishbowl Blog

What size warehouse do I need? We’re going to make a potentially controversial comparison in this blog post between the housing market and other businesses, so proceed with caution. We’ll discuss the size of a company’s warehouse. Of course, we originally wrote this about 11 years ago. So things might have changed. Since then, a little thing called COVID-19 happened. And then people started downsizing in quite a few ways. Thus, this information may be a little out of date. But it’s still worth talking about.


10 Goals of Good Inventory Management

10 positive results of using better inventory management, Fishbowl Blog

What are the goals of good inventory management? Inventory management helps businesses be successful.1 That is as much of an understatement as saying the sun’s surface is warm. Of course inventory management is a crucial part of any business’ success! There is no denying that fact. After all, it is how you obtain the goods you need to fulfill orders and keep your customers happy.

With smart inventory management, your business will enjoy many benefits. The following are the top 10 positive results of good inventory management:


Barcodes: What Are the Different Types?

Here is how different types of barcodes work, Fishbowl Blog

Barcodes are so mysterious, aren’t they? Just one little scan with a red line of the barcode reader, and suddenly you have a bunch of information on a screen. The information includes that product’s price, description, location, and much more. All of this begs the question: how does such a little barcode store so much information? If you have ever been curious about that question, you are about to learn the answer. So exciting!


6 Big Advantages of Using CNC Machining for Your Business

What are the advantages of using CNC machining for your business? Fishbowl Blog

Embracing the power and potential of CNC equipment is an appealing option for all sorts of small, ambitious businesses. However, the cost of acquiring such machinery can be prohibitive, at least in theory. To help you overcome concerns and see the value that CNC machining represents, here are a few of the fundamental advantages that will justify your decision to invest in this tech.


What Are the Best Lift Truck Options for Cold Storage?

What are the best lift truck options for cold storage? Fishbowl Blog

Cold storage is a crucial part of many supply chains for keeping food, medicine, and other perishable goods safe. Cold storage equipment is becoming even more critical amid rising global vaccine production and a broader emphasis on supply chain resiliency.

Lift trucks aren’t exclusive to cold storage, but they do carry unique requirements in colder environments. Warehouse managers who don’t account for these needs may run into operational issues and high repair costs. Here are a few of the best lift truck options for cold storage to enable smoother, more reliable operation.


Choosing the Best Company Intranet Software to Increase Team Productivity

Remote team collaboration: Choosing the best company intranet software to increase team productivity, Fishbowl Blog

Overseeing team collaboration in a world where remote work is increasingly common can feel like fighting an uphill battle. One of the barriers to productivity is not having everyone on the same intranet infrastructure, which can lead to frustration as well as fragmentation.

Thankfully, with the right business-focused intranet software, you can overcome many common obstacles and streamline collaboration, even when remote members of the team you lead are involved. So how can you go about choosing the perfect intranet package? Let’s dive in.