Why You Need to Prioritize Tool Inventory Control
When people hear the word inventory, most think of sorting shelves of products waiting before going to a physical store or location in front of customers' eyes. But using a tool inventory control system to track the items your employees need to do their jobs can be more helpful than manual sorting.
You understand that it’s crucial to track consumer-facing items. If you already have an inventory process in place, it’s easy to carry that process over to tracking your tools. You might need to change some parameters to track your items since their purpose differs from the product you intend to sell. But tracing backend items is just as important as the products that make you money. Here’s why.
Your Employees Can’t Do Their Job Without Tools
If your employees can’t find their tools, they won’t be able to work. That means they can’t place the income-generating items where customers can see them, and your whole operation stops.
Instead of causing unnecessary delays in your workflow process, create a tool inventory control that your team can refer to during their shift. That way, they won’t have to try and track someone down to figure out how the process works.
Tool Inventory Control Prevents You from Spending More Than Necessary
When you don’t know where your tools are at any given time, you might think something is lost when it’s just in a strange place. If it takes too long to find, you might buy more and then find them later. If this happens just a few times, you could still spend hundreds of dollars. Depending on how many tools you need and if any of them are specialized, this could cost you thousands yearly.
When you have a clear tool tracking system, you and your team members can find tools quickly. You also won’t end up buying as many replacements, saving you lots of money in the long run.
Tool Tracking Gives Your Employees More Time
Does it feel like you have too much work and not enough man-hours to finish? That might be partly because your employees are spending too much time tracking down the tools they need to work.
Having a system that makes it easy for your team to find what they need will save them a few minutes each time they need something new. This might not seem like a lot initially, but it’ll quickly add up. Inventory tracking systems tend to save companies hours each week. Your employees can then use that time to address the other work.
Asset Panda's Inventory Management Software
Asset Panda’s flexible inventory tracking system is a great way to track the tools your company needs to work. The customizable fields leave room for you to store a wide variety of information on the tools essential to your workflow process. You can also add a barcode tracking feature so you know which employees are using what items at any given time.
The software has several integrations, so you can seamlessly put it into your existing workflow. You shouldn’t have to spend a long time transferring your data into a new system. Asset Panda will gather data from what you already have.
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