Inventory Counting | In-House or Outsourced?
Whether you conduct your own stocktaking in-house or you choose to outsource, you should always be looking at ways to improve your stocktaking to speed up the process. Although be sure that the accuracy is still precise so nothing is counted incorrectly, don’t cut corners!
There are always arguments for and against both methods. It really boils down to what you’re more comfortable with and how you’d like your stock to be managed. We discuss a few solutions to make either method, less of a headache.
You may already be comfortable conducting your stocktaking in-house, simply because you know your own products, you know your staff and can do this wherever, whenever and apply any methods you want. You’re only relying on yourself and your staff, so you know if there’s a problem it’s down to yourselves to fix it, giving you full control.
One of the biggest negatives to conducting your stocktaking in-house is how long it takes. This might be down to your current stocktaking method, such as using pens, paper & Excel. You also need to train and schedule your staff accordingly and make sure they know how to use Excel properly! You can improve greatly here.
A solution to this, would be using a completely different method, something more modern and easier to use & manage. As always, this is what EasyCount has been made for. EasyCount will reduce your own stocktaking in-house by around 66% making you focus on more areas of your business and making sure your shop doesn’t close for a full day to just conduct a count, you want your stocktaking to be as fast, accurate and efficient as possible so why not make the jump to a digital platform?
This way, you will still be able to oversee your staff performing their counts. You will have your own management platform to check counts, reports and audits, no more checking individual papers or Excel files.
Here are some quick benefits to using EasyCount in-house;
- Digital based counts
- Access to your counts on your computer, phone or tablet providing you have an internet connection
- Instant reports
- Multiple users counting at once, all synced together
- No more pens, paper, Excel or double entry
- Frequent updates & support
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Outsourcing your Stocktakes
If you already outsource your stocktakes and are still looking at ways of improving performance, although not interested in counting your stock yourself, why not try Stocktaking.ie? The only stocktaking company in the whole of Ireland certified with an ISO 9001:2015 (International Standards Organisation) Check out their website here!
Here are some quick facts about why using Stocktaking.ie would be beneficial to your business;
- Staff are trained in counting, guaranteeing efficiency and accuracy
- Doesn’t take staff away from working with customers
- Counts carried out during opening hours
- High quality scanning equipment
- Counts are carried out quickly, efficiently and accurately
- Reports are received on the day of the count without delay
With either method, you want your stocktakes to be as fast as possible, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business.
At the end of the day, both methods work. It’s all down to personal preference and we, here at EasyCount offer a solution for both. Solutions to make your in-house or outsourced stocktakes faster than before.
Feel free to check out our Homepage for further information to see if EasyCount will apply to your environment. Contact us through email or our phone number which can also be found at the bottom of our homepage.
Published by Michael Noyce – Jan 04, 2019
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