What Is an Inventory Management System?

September 12th 2019 15:00:00 PM



Answer this question: An inventory management system is …

  1. The manager walking around with a clipboard, pen, and paper
  2. Any way we manage to fit all the boxes into the warehouse today
  3. A computer system to track inventory levels, orders, sales, and locations
  4. A headache!

If you answered anything but # 3, there is a solution to the headaches you’re currently experiencing with inventory management. It’s called an inventory management system and, you guessed it, it’s a computer system to track inventory levels, orders, sales, and locations.

Where is this unicorn, you ask? It’s as simple as a phone call to Scanco. Call (330) 645-9959 for your personal appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.

The best inventory management systems are easy to set up and use. They run on mobile devices so you can move freely around the warehouse to work rather than be tethered to a desktop computer. Scanco mobile barcode scanners and inventory management solutions work on smartphones, which are easy for people to learn because scanning inventory feels just like scanning any barcode or QR code.

Taking an aspirin may make your current inventory headaches go away, but they won’t replace the guy with the clipboard or the boxes stuffed into dusty corners of the warehouse. The only way to improve inventory management practices is by making a concerted effort. That effort can and should include inventory management systems that integrate with your accounting or ERP program. Better data, enhanced visibility, and tighter inventory control all lead to instant headache relief.

For more information, contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 for your personal appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.

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