Did you know that a group of cats is called a clowder? I love little bits of trivia like that. You might be wondering how in the world I am going to relate this obscure fact to cloud inventory management, beyond the obvious point that “clowder” sounds a lot like “cloud.”
Oh, I can and I will. So I invite you to sit back and prepare to be amazed as we talk about cloud inventory management as if it were also clowder inventory management.
Creating New Bill of Materials from Scratch
When it comes time to create a new bill of materials, it sure is a pain when you have to do it completely from scratch. Imagine being able to reproduce earlier bills of materials. You can save them and duplicate them anytime you need to. Fur real! This is a huge time saver, and it also ensures the accuracy of all of the materials going into each product.
The Whole Kitten Caboodle
The great thing about cloud inventory management is that it can be so much more than just an inventory management system. It can integrate with many other systems, including accounting, e-commerce, shipping, and CRM solutions. By combining all of these things together through a business automation platform, you keep them all in sync and working as one big whole. When you do this, you get the whole kitten caboodle!
Get All of Your Cats in a Row
It’s time to get all of your cats in a row by tracking your inventory quantities, assigning each part to a specific location within a warehouse, and setting up automatic reorder points so you always maintain equilibrium in your inventory numbers. After all, you don’t want stray parts to get lost in your warehouse.
From Feline to Production Line
Tame your production process by keeping a close eye on costs every step of the way. For example, you can add labor costs to a bill of materials, which will help you see the true cost of a finished product, not just the cost of the parts and materials going into it. In addition, you can assign tasks to certain workers and hold them accountable for completing them on schedule. From feline to production line, you’ll be able to avoid catastrophes and keep a leash on costs.
Claws for Celebration
Now we come to the tail end of this blog post. You’ve got a couple of options of cloud inventory management solutions: Boxstorm® and Fishbowl Anywhere. Boxstorm is an app available on Android and Apple mobile devices to perform all sorts of inventory management tasks. It’s affordable and intuitive to use.
Fishbowl Anywhere is a plugin that allows you to access the full desktop solutions of Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse on any mobile device. Fishbowl integrates with dozens of other business solutions, making it a complete business automation platform.
So you’ve got two cloud inventory management solutions to choose from. One is leaner while the other is more robust, and you get to decide which one is a better fit for your company. Now that’s claws for celebration!
Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.