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Streamlining Your Stock & Inventory Control Systems

June 16, 2015
Streamlining Your Stock & Inventory Control Systems

Keeping Track of Your Goods

Keeping track of your inventory is a big job. Essential to running an efficient operation, successful inventory systems must be in step with the operations of your business. This will be very different for different operations, with some requiring very little in the way of inventory and others requiring much more. However big or small your business is, be sure to have a good inventory system in place.

Types of Inventory and Stock

Stock required to produce your products and services can vary greatly, from Montreal stationary to raw materials for manufacturing. Other examples of stock include: work-in-progress (unfinished goods or services), consumables (gas, Montreal stationary), finished products (ready to purchase goods), and raw materials used to make your products (wood, ingredients etc.). All of these must be tracked through your inventory control system to ensure you have what you need on hand and allow you to order materials in time for production.

Streamlining Inventory – Just in Time Method

One way to streamline your inventory and efficiency of your business is to limit or increase the amount of stock you have on hand. This is called the Just in Time method. Basically, you order exactly what you need when you need it. The downside to this method is you can run the risk of being shorthanded if you get more orders than anticipated. This is a good option if your suppliers are quick to deliver and source materials are plentiful.

Freeing up Cash Flow

If some of the materials you use are expensive, you can potentially keep less on hand to free up cash flow in other areas, as long as it doesn’t impede production or quality. Items that are difficult to procure, or take a long time to arrive may be better to keep on hand in greater quantities if they’re essential to your operations. If you’re not sure whether to keep higher stock levels for a particular item, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is the supply reliable and easy to access?
  • Are you producing large volumes?
  • Is bulk ordering significantly more economical?
  • Is demand for your item certain?
  • Are your components produced in large batches?
  • Do prices fluctuate, making it economical to order more when they’re low?

Other supplies, like Montreal office supplies, are easy to order. That means you can keep track of your stationary and office supplies, ordering just what you need when you need it. Using our online office supplies portal makes it quick and easy to order, with delivery times that make sure you get what you need right away. Our national accounts program makes keeping office supply inventories stocked a breeze, with easy ordering and rapid delivery. Want to browse through your options of Montreal office supplies? Ask for your copy of our free catalogue to keep on hand.

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