Inventory Science

Picking Methods with FreshVu2Go

Batch Picking is the order picking method where orders are grouped into small batches, an order picker will pick all orders within the batch in one pass. Batch picking is usually associated with pickers with multi-tiered picking carts moving up and down aisles picking batches of usually 4 to 12 orders. However, batch picking is also… read more

Choosing Your Inventory Master

A wide variety of training is available these days for those who wish to specialize in inventory management practices. The concepts that may seem very mathematical at first all support the ideas of supply-and-demand as well as incorporating the concept of the warehouse or storeroom as an evolving entity. As for managers or owners selecting… read more

Using Barcodes with FreshVu2Go

Work tracking is easy when using barcodes. Managers can conduct improvements to optimize your business on the track towards the greatest success available to you at the present moment. Scanning barcodes on forms make for easy and accurate data exchange among all departments of your business, which leads automatically to a more fluid and efficient… read more

Keep On Top of Your Cataloged Items with FreshVu2Go

Over time, missing books, replacements, withdrawals, human error and changes in cataloging practices contribute to inconsistencies between a collection’s actual holdings and its official records. Often these inconsistencies are inconsequential. There are occasions, however, when a patron and/or staff member can spend a substantial amount of time searching for an item listed in the catalog,… read more

Replenishing Stock with FreshVu2Go

Maintaining the precise amount of inventory to supply service level expectations is imperative to your company’s commerce. FreshVu2Go provides many tools to automate this process. Preferred stocking levels, lead times and re-order points can be automatically calculated in the system. In its multi-location distribution requirements planning solution, FreshVu2Go’s advanced parameters help you balance supply and… read more

Accounting Accuracy with FreshVu2Go

Precise accounting provides your company with the information necessary to form a budget. Where and how money is going and coming aids you in planning for the necessary cash reserve you’ll need to survive tighter times. In essence, a budget allows you to see the flow of your business, and when the inflow is slower,… read more

Calculating the Honeycombing Ratio Method

Honeycombing is a warehousing situation where there is storage space available but not being fully utilized due to product put away, product shape (such as two stacks of two boxes each with a fifth box having slipped between them on top, thus preventing any further proper vertical storage), and/or location system rules (only one package… read more

Increasing Accuracy in Physical Inventory Counts

When all your stock items move through an inventory system, it doesn’t matter what the characteristics of a SKU are because the shelf count of the item (actual balance on-hand stock levels) and record count (how many your records say are supposed to be there) will match. The traditional method of determining if actual balance… read more