Focus on Inventory by Using Cycle Counting With Barcode Scanner Software

March 5th 2020 16:00:00 PM



Does taking inventory make your team want to let off a collective groan? There’s no question that it disrupts the daily activities in your warehouse. Physically counting items is a method that is prone to human errors, and accuracy is the goal in this case. Implementing cycle counting with barcode scanner software gives you a two-step method for measuring inventory accuracy.

It’s easy to improve inventory processes with barcode scanning software. Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to make an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert. 

What is Cycle Counting?

Cycle counting is a type of inventory auditing process. It takes place throughout the year and allows you to count items in different areas of the warehouse regularly while avoiding having to complete a full inventory.

Advantages of Cycle Counting Over an Annual Inventory

This method of inventory tracking makes it much easier to keep warehouse stock organized, leading to better overall warehouse management.

  • Increased Flexibility

You can set a schedule for counting items in the warehouse that works best for your business. The cycle counts can be performed as often as you deem necessary. The schedule can be set so specific categories, items, or certain parts of the warehouse are designated to be counted at different intervals.  

  • More Accuracy

The inventory you hold on hand in the warehouse represents a considerable investment in your business. By implementing cycle counting, you no longer have to wait until your year-end to find out exactly how much your inventory is worth.

  • Save Time and Money

Since you will be performing cycle counts regularly throughout the year, the need for a big push to get physical inventory done at year-end is eliminated. This method will save you time and money.

Barcode Scanner Software Makes Cycle Counting Quick and Easy

One of your goals when introducing cycle counting to your team is making counting a faster process. Barcode scanner software used with handheld devices gives you an incredible level of accuracy while reducing the time spent on this task.

Scanco Mobility: Take the Next Step Forward in Mobile Automation

Scanco Mobility is the app that automates cycle counting and physical year-end count. Use it with any Android or iOS device with Sage 100/100 and there is no further need for paper counting or having to wait for someone to manually enter data into your computer system. Your team members can scan barcodes, look up items with ease, and send counts in real-time into Sage 100/100.

It is easy to use, which means you don’t have to plan for downtime for training your team members. Within minutes, you can have them up and running on Scanco Mobility. You and your team members will be able to look up the item that was recently entered or that is to be counted, along with the quantity. Counting speed in your operation will increase by up to 75% and the human error factor will be eliminated.

Scanco Mobility can be used with many hardware options. We can help you choose the right one for your business. If your warehouse is not fully automated and you want to take the next step to change how you manage your inventory, contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to make an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert now.

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