When you think of stock control, you may think of companies such as retailers whose stock is largely finished goods. However, these companies are not the only ones who should be taking their stock control seriously. Small businesses and manufacturers may be dealing with a whole range of raw materials and parts that should also be accounted for at every step of the process. So, why should manufacturers take stock control seriously, and how can they do this?
Keep Production Going
Manufacturers may have a huge variety of raw materials on their premises, all of which are used to create different parts or products. Without these materials, it would be impossible for these items to be produced, causing a huge problem for manufacturers who are trying to meet their orders. Without good asset tracking systems, it is easy to lose track of different materials and suddenly find that your stock of an essential material has run out, ceasing the production of anything that requires that material.
Improve Accuracy in Filling Orders
Good stock control can help to ensure that you always know the amount of stock you are holding. This means that, when you receive an order, you can give accurate estimates to the amount of time it will take to fulfil that order. You can be confident that you either have enough of the raw materials you require, or you can see that you need to place an order with your suppliers. This accuracy helps to keep production consistent and can ultimately help to foster strong relationships between you and your clients.
Reduce Production Waste
Just as good stock control can help to ensure that you are always able to produce enough stock to fill your orders, it can also help to ensure that you do not produce too much or hold more than you need. This can ultimately lead to a reduction in production waste, saving you money and making you more efficient.
Stock Control Solutions
Our stock control software provides an excellent solution to the issue of stock control. Not only do they make it easier to track your stock, they also help you to track your stock anytime. We are even able to develop bespoke solutions as we know that not every business is the same and your inventory requirements will be different to another company.
Our G-SMart Job Tracking software is a popular option in the manufacturing industry as it allows you to manage workflow from the point of order right through to dispatch.
We would love to talk to you about your inventory requirements and how our stock control solutions could help to make your business more efficient (no matter how small). If you would like to talk to us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team by calling 01833 637 647 (northern office) or 01582 869 000 (southern office). Alternatively, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us through our website, and we will be more than happy to assist.