SIMMS Inventory Management software helps the implementation of reduced stock levels, but such a move requires both pre-planning and specific steps to ensure that neither your suppliers nor your customers wind up bearing the brunt of the strain.
While many advantages exist behind the concept of inventory reduction – not the least of which is the reduction of expenditures involved in maintaining a high stock count – a sudden change to reduced on-Hand quantities can be a risky step. You need to assess accurately the diminishing need for certain items but have the additional empty space filled soon after by items that you do move more often and those that move larger volumes.
Give SIMMS 2018 a free trial here, and learn how SIMMS can help you safely transition to the future while establishing a sound system of stock reduction and replenishment.
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1775 BC The Greeks use a phonetic alphabet written from left to right.
1400 BC Oldest record of writing in China, on bones.
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We’ve added the following features and details to SIMMS 2018:
– Added a “purchase order” placeholder for email templates. This placeholder is available for quotes, sales orders, and invoices. Often your customer will give you a purchase order number which you can of course enter on the header of your sales transactions. Now you can include the purchase order number in your emails (sales transactions) that you send from SIMMS. This will make it easy for your customer to quickly reference the purchase order they gave you for their purchases from you.
– Added the transaction status to the header of sales and purchasing transactions. Not every transaction is the same – some might have a status of credit memo, voided, partially returned or fully returned. Now you can easily know the status of a transaction because it is clearly identified in red at the top of the transaction.
– Added an item’s available quantity to the Primary Info tab in the Item Manager. The available quantity is how much of an item is available for sales or manufacturing. Of course, you could always view the available quantity in the Stock Window, but now this information is even more accessible because it is viewable in the Item Manager directly. Also, note in a past upgrade we added an “Available” column to all transaction grids.
– Added the ability to open the Item Manager and Stock Window directly from the Build Kits window. This can be helpful if you need information about a component item, such as how many are on purchase order or perhaps there are pictures of the item you would like to view in the Item Manager. To open either the Item Manager or Stock Window from the Build Kits window, right click on any component item. In the context window that opens, select either Item Manager or Stock Window.
– Added the ability to view the emails you sent to a customer or vendor from their respective managers. You have been able to email your transactions from SIMMS for some time. Now, we have added to the Customer and Vendor Managers an Email tab. All emails you send to either a customer or vendor will be listed in the respective Email tabs. So now you have in a single place a list all the emails you sent to a particular customer or vendor. For instance, you would be able to see the quotes, sales orders, invoices, and statements you sent to a particular customer, all listed in a single place.
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