What is Inventory Management?

Inventory management is the ongoing process of ensuring that the items your business needs are in the correct quantities in the right places at the right times. It’s about ensuring that you have enough inventory on hand to meet the needs of your customers and keep your business running smoothly.

Accounting for Inventory Management

An accounting system is a great idea to start track of inventory.  There are so many packages have built-in accounting functions that can help to keep track of inventory.  Once you impliment inventory software, you can start monitoring your inventory levels and make adjustments to your business strategy.

Inventory Account Categories

1. Raw materials - define various     row materials for company            production 2. Work in process - define     materials in the process of     products creations 3. Finished goods - It represents     completed products that are     ready for sale 4. Merchandise - define finished     goods a company imports from     a wholesale supplier for resale.

Inventory Management Methods

1. Just-in-Time Management (JIT) 2. Materials requirement planning     (MRP) 3. Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) 4. Days sales of inventory (DSI)

Importance of Inventory Management

Inventory management is important for supply chain as it's helps you to assume how many products you need in the future for ordering, that helps you to avoid running out of product & delays in delivery and it also helps to decrease the expense of storing products and row-materials.

Benefits of an Inventory Management

1. Saves Money 2. Better Business Decisions 2. Improves Cash Flow 3. Satisfies Customers

How to Choose an Inventory Management System?

Fore select the best inventory management system you have to check several factors including requirements, cost of the software, customization, usability, integrations with other systems, flexibility, and support.  These points can help you to select the right inventory management software for your wholesale store.

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