Location, Location, Location.
How do you sell a product you can't locate? You don't. It is not uncommon to have inventory in numerous locations, but it does add another level of complexity to inventory tracking. This occurs often in mobile service industries like plumbing and electrical, also in less mobile industries like retail and medical.
In the plumbing industry, numerous customer repair calls are being met at once. Therefore it is crucial all field service reps have adequate inventory in their vehicles. By scanning the bar code of the items being used for the repairs, the truck's inventory is quickly adjusted. If an item is running low, they can locate a facility or another vehicle, view their inventory level and head there for restocking.
On the human capital management side, Code's bar code can be customized to track the location of employees and the speed in which they are carrying out their responsibilities. This customization can measure the speed in which inventory is being counted, which also provides the location of the employee. Capitalizing on human capital increases the efficiency of workflow, while expanding resources to accomplish other tasks.
Running Low, Need More.
What happens when customers looking for an item find an empty shelf or a repair is needed, but the part is out of stock? Revenue is lost in both situations. Code's bar code readers can minimize these scenarios. In grocery stores, scanning the items before placement onto shelves will help track the inventory on display. As items are sold, and the minimum quantity is reached, a re-stocking or re-ordering alert will be triggered. Satisfied customers mean repeat visits and revenue generation.
Product expiration can be manageable. The expiration date of incoming items can be entered while being scanned into inventory. A customized trigger can alert buyers to order additional inventory before the soon to be expired products are removed from the shelves and warehouse. Not only will this ensure sufficient inventory is available, but also ensures the quality and safety of the products sold.
Inventory and Success.
A company's supply chain and distribution management process has much to gain by utilizing Code's bar code readers. Inventory count, location and tracking along with accuracy, speed and reliability are all elements crucial to any business' success. Code's bar code readers can help build this success.
Written by Vicki Thai, Product Manager, Code