Accurate stock-taking requires the following steps:
- Name the Supervisor of Stock: the Stock Supervisor is responsible for enforcing that all the procedures are followed and full counts are completed.
- Make clear identification: Be certain to specify identification of all damaged and redundant stock, as well as returned items and unreceived items.
- Set the Start Point: Your tracking method (system) needs to be static and untouched before starting the count.
- Focus on Details: Carefully identify materials accurately and be certain that numbers and units of measure match up.
- Stamp the Samples: Place marks (dates are best) on all items included in the count. This makes checking easy if the counting is interrupted or if it stretches over more than one day. The “left-off” point must be known.
- Second the Motion: Have a second person follow up the counts with their own independent counts. Numbers that don’t match should be re-done until they match.
- New Eyes See Things: When the count is complete, have someone else do a walk-through looking for stamps and seeking out odd and unusual spots for stock, and then confirm that they have been inventoried.
For more ideas on stock-taking, visit www.simmssoftware.com.
SIMMS 2018 Inventory Management system enables users to keep confident control of the security of their data and system.
- Backing-up SIMMS Installer files should be made each time a service pack or full version is released;
- Your company files (SIMMS databases) should be backed-up based on the standard backup schedule of your IT Department. If dozens of transactions occur each week then weekly backups are advised and can be performed manually by any administrative user.
Contact us today to learn the simple step to accomplish true security of your SIMMS system. We take great pride in continuing to build the evolving and practical software package you need to help your business grow.
If you’re new to SIMMS, give it a free trial here: http://simmssoftware.com/inventory-software/Download-Trial.aspx
KCSI’s engineers can resolve any network, software, and hardware questions or problems on your schedule. It is our pleasure.The KCSI team creates powerful internet solutions. We provide answers to today’s toughest and most sought after internet questions.
- Website Development
- Database Integration
- E-commerce Applications
- Virtual Private Networks
- LAN/WAN Networking
These are just a few of the latest technologies that our team has a high level of working knowledge and experience designing and implementing.
Our team serves as a valuable addition to your existing IT team, and we look forward to working with you to find your network requirements and provide solutions. Contact us at email@example.com to take your first step towards your networking future.
With the debut of SIMMS Inventory Management software version 2018, the Kit Build Queue is a feature of existing Fulfillment Module. For items you manufacture that are required in Item Fulfillment you can specify the kit build items from a list and indicate the quantity you want to build and add them to the Kit Build Queue in the Fulfillment Manager.
A column indicates the quantity of items that are currently in the Kit Build Queue. You can make changes to the build, update numerous features and print out a wide variety of reports that allow you to monitor the progress of the Fulfillment process.
For a free trial of SIMMS 2018, click here.
At the end of the day, your business software should be your strength and not weakness and it should make things easier for you rather than making them difficult. If you follow the above strategies, you will definitely be able to set your business apart and create a safe niche for yourself in this competitive market. In case you find this whole process quite daunting, you can always get in touch with a software development company to provide you with assistance. In this highly competitive and dynamic world of online marketing, it is very important to be able to evolve with time and for this, you need to have a clear strategy that will help you get an edge over your competitors.
We are KCSI, a software development company in Canada offering a wide range of services like mobile application development, software development, website development, website designing, and online marketing services. For any assistance, feel free to get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.simmssoftware.com.
Koynyk Computer Solutions International (KCSI) can provide the custom programming services or software integration necessary to add EDI capabilities to your existing business software solution or design a stand-alone solution precisely to your needs. Their experienced software developers can help you evaluate the requirements, review existing packages, and implement a cost-effective EDI software solution.
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is the computer-to-computer electronic exchange of business data using standard document formats which are widely recognized both nationally and internationally. EDI allows you to eliminate data costly entry errors, improve customer service, speed up the transfer of business data, reduce paperwork and reduce storage and operating costs.
KCSI’s flagship software, SIMMS 2018, employs EDI in its reporting features and additional linked-in features to provide instant access to information within the system or to seamlessly and accurately import data into it.
If you have the need for customized EDI, or are only curious about the advantages it can bring, contact KCSI at email@example.com for a detailed response.
[This question was submitted by a desperate clothier a while back]
A great many businesses selling apparel want more data on their product tags, whether they sell shoes, t-shirts or in this case, jackets. The modern science of barcoding usually solves this challenge for them by printing off SKU numbers, which allow for multiple bits of information to be combined within the SKU.
For example, MAJAN is a possible section of a SKU number that provides two characters for the manufacturer’s name (MA for Marshall), two characters for the product (JA for jacket) and one character for material (N for nylon). In addition to NRF (National Retail Foundation) codes, manufacturer’s lot information can appear on the tag (such as 01-BK-L, which represents style 1, color black and size large) and many such barcode labels (tags) can be formatted to contain almost any information the seller requires.
One example produced for the person who asked the question is as follows:
In it, the customer wanted the item price, size and color information, SKU info and the item description, and that’s precisely what she got, in the layout style she needed. SIMMS Inventory Management software uses Crystal Reports to edit the content and design of the barcodes to fit dozens of industry-standard barcode tags, and customization can go beyond the established list to suit any company’s size and layout needs.
Contact KCSI today to learn more about how the details you want on your price tags can be added with speed and ease if you use SIMMS as your barcoding/price tagging solution.
Using an out-of-the-box software solution is like trying to fit a slot head screwdriver into a Phillips screw. Ready-made software just doesn’t handle the nuances of your business the way that you need. It’s designed to appeal to the mass market and to work for the average business – but your company’s needs are not average, they are very particular and specific, and you need your business software to work from the first moment it is installed.
Custom applications are produced to accommodate the needs of your specific business, your team, and your customers.
Custom built solutions enable you to close the holes in your workflow and bypass them without wasting time and money on software that does not answer a single challenge that you have. Companies encounter bottlenecks in different ways as part of their process. Project Management is taking up too much time and is spread out over too many systems. Paper Processing and Data Entry command far too much time from your work day, and focus is pulled from higher level work.
When you employ off-the-shelf solutions, you may not get the processes you need in the areas you actually need them most. What results from that is the addition of more software to handle the bits the first package cannot do, and that means higher costs before you are even close to being efficient, let alone before you can take your business to the top.
For the software solution you need, contact KCSI for a conversation that can help put your business in the lead. Email here with your questions or needs, and let us help you get started with the custom package to satisfy them.
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.
3500 BC The Phoenicians develop an alphabet. The Sumerians develop cuneiform writing-pictographs of accounts written on clay tablets. The Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing.
1775 BC The Greeks use a phonetic alphabet written from left to right.
1400 BC Oldest record of writing in China, on bones.
1270 BC The first encyclopedia is written in Syria.
900 BC The very first postal service, for government use, in China.
776 BC First recorded use of homing pigeons used to send a message the winners of the Olympic Games to Athenians.
530 BC The Greeks start the very first library.
500 BC Papyrus rolls and early parchments made of dried reeds-first portable and light writing surfaces.
200 BC Human messengers on foot or horseback common in Egypt and China with messenger relay stations built.. Sometimes fire messages are used instead of humans.
14 AD The Romans establish postal services.