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Inventory Management Solutions

What is an Inventory Management Solution?

In general, inventory management refers to the method by which businesses handle tangible resources and materials in order to make sure resources are readily available for use. The objective of inventory management is to provide uninterrupted production, sales, and/or customer-service levels at the minimum cost. Since for many companies inventory is the largest item in the current assets category, inventory problems can and do contribute to losses or even business failures.

Bar Codes Unlimited, Inc. can help manage your inventories utilizing barcode and data collection technologies. Our systems can help track and maintain your raw materials all the way to your finished goods inventory.

Gain visibility and control of your inventory and your stock levels. Reduce end-of-year write-offs, eliminate stock-outs, and stop wasting time searching for inventory. Improve inventory turnover by easily creating inventory reorder points, and setup alerts when inventory is low. BCU, Inc.'s software solutions are easy to use, custom made for your application and will improve the bottom line of your business!


What Tools Do I Need for an Inventory Control Application?

Mobile Computer - A key component in an Inventory Management Solution is a mobile computer. The mobile computer, whether it's some type of smartphone , rugged barcode reader, a tablet or a small laptop, allows the employee in the field to scan asset barcodes, record any number of data items including location, condition, age etc.

Barcode Scanner - In situations where the inventory item can be brought to a laptop or host system, a non intelligent barcode scanner can be used to read or decode the data in a barcode. Barcode scanners can be either wired (tethered) or wireless.

Application Software - Inventory application software can provide business with a host of automated systems to improve accuracy, speed processes and eliminate mistakes.

Barcode Printer - A barcode printer provides employees the ability to produce barcode labels on demand or in batches. Most bar code printers today use thermal transfer technology so inventory labels are durable and permanent.

Reporting Tools - Ultimately all of this information will be sent to a central system. This central reporting system will let management see the details of all of the jobs, inventory and schedules for their operations. Information is power and the right system can certainly put the information within easy reach.

Barcode Labels/Tags - Some inventory tracking applications can be achieved with out-sourced or preprinted barcode labels. BCU can print virtually any sequence or requirement.


Where Do I Start with an Inventory Management Application?

With our years of experience, we can help design a solution that will work for both your budget and also how your company does business. Feel free to give us a call and discuss your needs. We would be happy to provide you with a tailored proposal.


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Case Study

The Walther Flender Group needed improved receipt of goods processing and material flow tracking. An inventory barcode application, including Intermec Mobile computers and mobile printers facilitates, real time capturing of incoming goods to increase efficiencies, produce time savings and lower document management costs.

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Tri City Nursery reduces staff, time and money with barcode inventory tracking system. An inventory count of almost 20,000 trees, bushes and shrubs now takes less staff and half the time to complete. It used to take 8-10 employees almost a month, so thatís a very real, tangible savings in productivity.

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Schokothek manufacturer and distributor of fresh candies and gift creations installed a complete inventory tracking system to improve operations. Combined with Datalogic mobile computers and a custom software application counting of inventory, stocking shelves and controlling inventory levels is now quicker and more accurate.

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