Inaccuracies, overstocking and other inventory challenges
Inventory management issues can include customer dissatisfaction, time wasted on manual processes, overspending and delays in your ordering process.
Customers are affected if you run out of stock and need to backorder items. They may instead choose to buy elsewhere. Lack of accurate data can also be an issue. If your system allows customers to order an out-of-stock item, they’re not likely to be happy with the experience.
For your staff, inefficient inventory management can mean tedious manual processes involving multiple checking of inventory levels and more time spent dealing with unhappy customers.
5 strategies for inventory success
Inventory management means knowing exactly how much stock you have, where it’s located and when to replenish supplies.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to managing such a critical resource, but there are strategies and tools that can help minimise inventory issues and maximise growth. Download our guide to find out how other wholesalers achieve effective inventory management.