Goods in and Goods out
When you receive the goods you log them in and you can automatically print a barcode as a backup in case the package barcode is not recognised. You then move the goods from the receiving area to their bin location and record the new location with the PDA. On despatch you scan the goods and this removes them from stock, adjusting the quantity and this maintains a permanent up to date inventory.
The stock count preprinted schedule shows you what you have and where to look. After the count you then run the variance reports to check theoretical with actual stock. The final stage is the automated update of the database with the counted stock. The count is fast and accurate scanning barcodes on products and locations.
You can select a group of locations to count or a category of stock and then produce the precount list that tells you where to look and how much should be there.
The yellow flags in the screenshot denote low stock items. This coupled with the reorder report enables purchasing staff to reorder stock well in advance.
Issues and Loans
The system also allows you to lend items to customers or staff. This could be samples for testing, tools to repair and maintenance staff