With the increasing ubiquity of smartphones and mobile devices, many businesses are finding success in «going mobile» - adapting some or all of their business functions to mobile devices. For many, however, this is a daunting prospect, and some question the use in mobile capabilities. At HandiFox, we want you to have the best information for your business - so for this blog, we're taking a look at some of the benefits to going mobile.
Happy New Year! While most people may like to ring in the New Year by watching the ball drop with a glass of champagne, at HandiFox, our focus is always the same - how we can better serve our customers. So for this blog, we decided to come up with a few potential «new years resolutions» for your inventory management.
When making a decision on the best inventory management software for your business, there are a number of things to keep in mind. You’ll want to be thinking about what specific needs your business has and what performance features you need out of your inventory tracking software to meet those needs. While needs vary greatly from business to business, we at HandiFox have found that there are a few common features you won’t want your inventory software to be without. For today’s blog, we’ll take a look at some of those key capabilities.
At HandiFox, we are always looking for ways to give our customers a competitive edge. That's why in this blog, we're going to talk about something that a lot of companies don't do effectively - connect their sales team, warehouse workers, and office staff together for more effective inventory management.
As inventory automation software experts, we make extensive use of barcodes here at HandiFox, but for many of our customers, the mechanics of barcoding remains a mystery. So for this blog, we’re going to take a look at exactly how barcodes work.
At HandiFox, we’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ inventory management easier. So for this blog post, we’ll be explaining three tips to make inventory management easier...
In order to understand how important it is for businesses to go paperless when it comes to inventory tracking, we should first explain why companies track inventory. From large companies to small businesses there is one thing that they have in common, tracking inventory. The reasons are really simple when you think about it, when business owners track their inventory they are able to know which products they have in stock, how many of each product they have on hand and whether that is enough to meet the demand of customers.
If you ask any business owner for a list of the five largest pains of running their business, managing the inventory is sure to be somewhere on that list. Managing inventory correctly is vital when considering the success or failures of a business no matter how big or a business might be. As much as business owner finds inventory stressful, it can be just as exasperating for warehouse workers and other parts of the business team such as sales. So what is the solution to the stress that comes with keeping track of inventory?
Using barcodes, the process of collecting and recording data becomes faster and more precise. This allows businesses to cut costs, minimize errors, and simplify routine activities related to inventory management. Barcoding allows companies to track any inventory movements from receiving inspection through picking, packing, and shipping.
Creating Purchase Orders and receiving inventory is another challenge that small businesses usually face.
Creating a Purchase Order, one should take into account the demand for goods. If the ordered quantity is too short, you will have run out of goods even before the next delivery and your customers will be disappointed with the lack of products they need and can start looking for other vendors.
A typical part of any warehouse management is preparing shipments for customers. When there are not too many orders, picking goods from the warehouse and packing them for shipment is a relatively easy task. But as business grows, the number of customers and orders starts to grow rapidly.