Often we wonder how to improve our turnover rates, which are
the true mark of inventory management success. Having the stock on hand to
easily fill any orders made by customers is the ideal, because inventory is
only worthwhile if it is available when it is needed, so that the goal of
converting it back into capital as soon – and as often – as possible can be
met. The most robust and complete collection of features and functions
available from any inventory and accounting software package in the world today
awaits your use when you choose SIMMS.
Sales precision, purchasing reliability, scheduling, optimized
manpower, shipping, receiving – all aspects of commerce are under your complete
control, and with a comprehensive collection of reports on all aspects of your
business, you can make the adjustments you need to keep the lead in your
industry or business quarter.
Far too often companies wait and wait before realizing the
importance of having someone serve as their inventory specialist. Inventory is
too often handed to someone unfamiliar and unprepared. There is always someone
who has the natural skill set to do well in such an important position. Never
choose just anybody. Give the inventory tasks to several within your
organization and you’ll soon discover which person has the natural talent. The
ones with ideas for improvement and the ability to both voice and implement the
ideas are a valued asset to your company.
Don’t waste people where they will not excel — put the best
people into every department if you truly wish to succeed. Once your inventory
person is chosen, everyone else must know it, and further know that he or she
will be using THE state-of-the-art inventory management solution: SIMMS.
Don’t waste either time or talent: contact KCSI today to help us help you improve
your business with the right software in the hands of the right person.
In this busy life we all should take – or make – time to
smell the flowers, to enjoy the simple things, and especially we should
remember that life for us only comes around once. We each lead separate lives,
despite our common experiences as we grow. And most of us – practically ALL of
us – have to contend with what we do for a living. We need to earn and pay and
earn more and pay more and so on. So our abilities to do our jobs are never
solely based on our acquired skills or our natural born talent.
We still employ tools to achieve the results of our labors.
Some are fortunate to have the use of wonderful tools, that make work so easy
at times that it resembles play. The tools fit our hands, and produce the
results we wanted, seemingly every time. This most often goes beyond any
ergonomic designs, it’s simply because we are using the right tools for the
job. When it comes to the tedious but necessary process of taking stock of
supplies – of ANY materials, honestly – wouldn’t it be nice to find a way to
make it quicker and easier?
If you need to make accurate inventory management as a
higher priority for your business but don’t want to devote hours and hours to achieving
that goal, visit www.simmssoftware.com
today and have a quick look at SIMMS Inventory Management. You’ll find there the
very tool you’ve been missing all this time to make work as enjoyable as play.
If it’s a decade since you purchased a software package you are currently using a package that is likely past its prime. Unlike computers, which improve by a factor of two every year, software is usually not as quick to show improvement. Packages cannot emerge as instantly perfect as a mere machine — they need strict testing after including dozens of new ideas and refinements.
Therefore, in the ten years since you bought your package, then you need something newer and more versatile. Software in a decade, has the potential to be five times better, with five times as many features as were possible before. And it probably runs five times faster…or even faster still on a newer machine.
Software is an organism, like a creature examined under a microscope. It grows, it survives and often thrives — due to its users’ best ideas, dedicated developers and the desire to make each new version as close as it can be to this:
For an example of software with these same goals and ideals, consider custom software from KCSI to suits your business and inventory needs. Why keep an elephant when you can have a cheetah? Surge ahead of the competition with speed and style with custom software at lightning speed.
SIMMS Inventory Management Software provides control of data pertaining to the receipt of goods, movement of goods within or between locations, the sale, removal or other disposition of goods AND the precise valuation and status of goods remaining in inventory at any given point in time.
SIMMS Inventory Control Software has been designed to accommodate the needs of both large and small businesses. SIMMS Inventory Control Software gives everyone in the company total control and access, depending on the permissions assigned to the user, wherever they are – in a warehouse, in an office, behind a cash register, working from home, working from a remote location half way around the world, in a service truck, in front of a customer, at the loading/receiving dock, or in transit from one location to another.
SIMMS does more than simply automate your inventory control process; it also provides robust materials management. SIMMS clients enjoy functionality unmatched by any other provider in the market.
SIMMS Inventory Management Software provides your company with a major competitive advantage versus competitors who are unable to access the same strategic information.
With SIMMS, you can get a powerful affordable enterprise solution, right from the start. Now, you finally have the option of giving your business all the help it will ever need in terms of Complete Inventory Control.
Clients have been employing KCSI for custom software services to design, improve efficiency, increase cost-effectiveness, and ultimately realize their business software needs. KCSI uses a collaborative approach with our clients and employs a proven design model both scalable and flexible, making the resultant solutions effective even when the projects are on a small or intimate scale. We utilize developers from a multitude of disciplines and platforms that have proven effective over time, and techniques and tools to achieve the ultimate level of quality. From startups to SMBs, KCSI remains a proven technology partner for more than two decades.
Custom software conception, design, testing and implementation usually involves at least six common steps in its reality:
1. String and Bailing Wire
Where the initial design meets the actual user interface. Testing shows things that need to be tweaked.
2. Bug Reports and Fixes
You repair major leaks. More string is added to the code.
3. The Working Version
Here is where you learn what it needs to be feature-rich and consistent.
4. Visiting Dead-Ends
You fix and add new features. Performance improves. Single features are focused on and success is tracked. Synchronization occurs.
5. The Swimming Pool Test
Architecture that supports function is streamlined. Features get default settings and they are tested while turned on as well as when turned off. It stays afloat.
6. The Camel Runs Like a Horse
The package grows and changes as new ideas are requested and implemented.
While the above list may seem confusing, they are standard steps that evolve from first to last as the software solution finds its footing in the world and begins to provide all of the customer’s needs from its design.
For any advice on whether the custom software path is right for you, click here to begin your journey with KCSI.
Your company exists in a huge sea of competition. Industry comparisons take metrics, such as your turnover rate or cycle time, and compare them with other businesses in your industry. Determining how your metrics compare to your competitors’ gives you a way to judge whether your inventory control meets the industry norm, falls short or surpasses it.
The Item Fill Rate is the percentage of items a customer ordered that your company was able to ship. The lower the ratio, the poorer your inventory performance. You should track not only the fill rate for each individual order but the fill rate for all orders – what percentage of orders go out completely filled, and what percentage have items missing.
The Lost Sales metric indicated the number of your potential customers that ask for an item and then go elsewhere because you do not stock it. Companies that use this metric usually track back orders – reserving part of the next scheduled shipment for the customer to purchase – as well as lost sales. Using both metrics will give you an idea of the gap between your inventory and your customers’ needs.
Several metrical considerations are of paramount importance to how well your stock management is handled. Your best system should take into consideration a wide array of avenues for improvement, considering the best metrics in a variety of areas.
Along with accurate stock counts, inventory turnover tracking and accurate cycle times the above metrics will help you gain control of your comprehensive inventory management. SIMMS Inventory Management software provides all the tools that you will need to hold the lead over your competitors. Visitwww.simmssoftware.comor firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
A Japanese soap manufacturing company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a box of soap that was empty.
Management tasked its engineers to solve the problem permanently to avoid any recurrence. The engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast.
A rank-and-file employee that was posed the same problem came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.
Technology has granted us all more time by creating shortcuts for us to manage our tasks and schedules in a more timely manner.
SIMMS Inventory Management software streamlines many of our necessary stock activities and time-management responsibilities into one package. You can prioritize tasks so that the most pressing issues are cleared from the deck first. You can set reorder points for items that are unique to each location in which they are stored. You can check on supply lead times to know which vendors have never let you down. You can manage your locations first within SIMMS before you commit to the redistribution of the stock in reality.
Contact KCSI today to learn more about how SIMMS can help you take mastery of your time concerns and make every accounting and inventory detail accurate and easy.