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Ralf Learns to Predict Inventory Needs

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on April 23, 2014

Ralf has been in charge of ordering and replacing inventory for a while, but now he’s beginning to think he could be doing a better job. Man, we’ve got a  lot of cash tied up in inventory right now.  I guess we do have a lot of inventory in here that hasn’t moved in a […]

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What to Look for When Hiring a Warehouse Manager

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on April 17, 2014

Looking to hire a warehouse inventory manager? There is certainly a standard list of skills and experience required to successfully fulfill the position, but a good inventory manager should also posses these five traits: Detail Oriented – A warehouse manager is in charge of planning, managing and coordinating a company’s inventory storage, transportation and distribution. […]

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Spring Cleaning for Inventory Management

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on April 10, 2014

Spring is here! That means it’s time to clean out your warehouse and move all that old inventory to make way for the new. In the competitive retail industry it is important to offload that extra inventory in the most profitable way possible. I recently came across a great article that provided some tips on […]

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Ralf Saves the Day with Rapid Inventory

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on March 31, 2014

Ralf has been very busy with March Madness this year. He has received a lot  of supplies for the games, and so far he’s done a great job of keeping track of it all. Today he received the biggest shipment of all. This is a big order and it’s all from several different suppliers. I […]

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Rapid Inventory for Liquor Inventory

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on March 18, 2014

Today’s wine and spirit inventories have never been more diverse. New breweries open all the time, providing more and more choices, not to mention all those seasonal brews, for retailers and consumers. There are also trends around different liquor flavors. Take cinnamon flavored tequila, for example. That’s new.  Don’t get me started on the wine […]

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Why You Should Use Barcodes in Your Warehouse

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on March 5, 2014

Barcodes have been around for decades and yet not all warehouse inventory management systems take advantage of the cost saving technology. Barcodes allow you to easily track the what, who and where of all activities in your warehouse. Because of the detailed tracking available through the use of barcodes, potential savings can occur in several […]

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Ralf Learns About Rapid Inventory

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on February 27, 2014

This is a story about Ralf. Ralf is the Inventory Manager and Accountant for Gold Warehouses, Inc. He is responsible for the management of 3 warehouses and all their inventory. Today, Ralf is a little stressed… Why won’t these Excel spreadsheets export from QuickBooks!   Things just aren’t adding up! Inventory seems to be missing […]

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Benefits of Wireless in the Warehouse

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on February 12, 2014

Large retailers like Amazon and Wal-Mart will stock and ship inventory form warehouses. Some of these warehouse can take up thousands of square feet of space, so they have increasingly become reliant on wireless technology to streamline their inventory and distribution logistics. Wireless and mobile technologies have revolutionized the efficiency and productivity of warehouse operations. […]

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Rapid Inventory: Business Accounting Software Beyond QuickBooks

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on January 29, 2014

Intuit’s QuickBooks is one of the best accounting software programs on the market. It just about has everything you need, including the ability to send invoices, accept payments, scan receipts, track sales and expenses and pay your employees. It even has a large community of users and online influencers who are ready to help with […]

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Successful Systems Require the Complete Integration of Applications

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on January 23, 2014

This week, I came across a video interview with Trevor Miles, the VP of thought leadership at Kinaxis. In the video, he talks about the difficulties of attaining full visibility across the different departments of a supply chain. One of the quotes that really stood out to me though, was, “New information-technology can actually help […]

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