30 March, 2012
Spring is in the air — and that makes it a great time for a little spring cleaning. From a maintenance perspective, it’s the perfect season to reevaluate your organization’s inventory tracking process.
A good computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can help. Keeping track of your inventory is vital for reducing costs and maintaining supply. The right CMMS can let you know what items are available, reserved, on-hand, or on-order without having to resort to a warehouse scavenger hunt.
Spring Forward With Maintenance Management
MicroMain Maintenance Management comes with an assortment of built-in inventory tracking tools to ensure you have an adequate and well-ordered inventory. The software automatically records changes to inventory levels as parts are assigned to work orders, pulled from inventory, and consumed.
You’ll also be alerted when your on-hand inventory quantities drops below any specified minimum — allowing you to reorder items before you run out. In other words, your work order management system and inventory management processes will be functioning hand-in-hand to deliver an organized and perfectly-supplied warehouse.
MicroMain Inventory: Take Stock of Your Stock
To get your inventory tracking system operating at full potential, it’s important that all your existing inventory is properly entered into your database. With MicroMain’s Inventory ad-on module, making physical counts is easier than ever. Here are some of its key features:
With the Inventory module, staff can use mobile devices to perform physical counts of your inventory. These counts can then be reconciled and adjusted directly from your mobile device before they’re uploaded to your database.
The Inventory module can also be used to issue/receive parts from any computer.
The Issue/Return Parts forms are used to manage parts assigned to your orders, assets, and labor. You can enter information into the fields on the form from any computer or barcode reader.
The reporting functions of the Inventory ad-on module allows you to instantly generate parts and inventory control information.
Many standard parts-related reports are available to help you analyze usage and understand costs on a month-to-date, year-to-date, and life-to-date basis.
Having a streamlined inventory management process is vital to reducing carrying costs, create accurate records, and increase your inventory organization.
Are you getting everything you can from your CMMS’s inventory tracking capabilities? To learn more about MicroMain’s Inventory module or our other CMMS products, give us a call at 1-888-888-1600 or send us an email.