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Benefits of an inventory control system
The correct order and administration of inventories are one of the main factors that affect the
performance of companies and the profits obtained. Therefore, it is vitally important for businesses to
have a well-managed and controlled inventory. The focus in this area should be to maintain an optimal
level so as not to generate unnecessary costs.
The management of inventories is composed of the control and planning of the same, in general terms it
is to understand three essential factors: 1. How often should be the level of inventory for each item? 2.
When should an order be placed with the supplier? 3. What is the optimal quantity to order?
The monitoring and control of inventories is a core activity in your company because having a reliable
visibility of it can make better decisions in addition to reducing costs by not burdening with excesses or
missing merchandise and therefore offer a better service to your customer. Also, having optimal levels
of inventory can help you release cash flow.
What is an Inventory Control System?
An inventory control system is a mechanism (process) through which inventory management
companies in India leads the efficient management of the movement and storage of goods and the flow
of information and resources that arise from this. By having a system to manage your inventory, you will
find two crucial decision-making agents: inventory classification and reliability in the records, that is, it is
as important to know how much you have in existence as having each one well identified of the
products that they manage in your company.
What benefits does it have for your company to have an inventory control system?
The management and control of inventories is a process that has a great impact in all the operative
areas of your company, and at the same time, it is a fundamental aspect of the administration since
when you do not have it controlled it implies a high cost and requires a greater investment/cash.
When the competition is very strong, companies cannot afford to have money stopped in the form of
merchandise in their inventory, nor be unable to offer excellent customer service to stay in short supply.
The goal is to achieve that balance between supply and demand, as well as having reliability in the times
of receipt of merchandise from your supplier as well as delivery to your customers.
Hiring an inventory management companies brings multiple advantages for your company by providing
timely and relevant information in real time that will help you to have a better planning and to make the
appropriate decisions to be more efficient.
Some of the benefits that your company will obtain by having an inventory management firm to control
their inventories are:

Raise the level of quality of customer service, reducing the loss of sales due to lack of
merchandise and generating higher loyalty to your company.

Improve the cash flow of your company, since buying more efficiently and having a higher
turnover of inventories will cause the money not to be sitting in your warehouse but working.
Being able to identify the seasonality in your products will help you plan better.
Easily detect slow-moving or stagnant items to develop strategies to get rid of them easily.
Reduce the costs of your freight for greater planning and reduction of emergency purchases.
Monitor the quality of the products by having them well identified and tracked.
Recognize theft and waste.
Free and optimize the space in your warehouses to increase profitability per square meter of it.
Control of entrances, exits, and location of merchandise, requisition of merchandise for a
management of your wineries more professional.

To obtain these benefits for your company, it is vital that you have a tool that gives you the support to
manage your inventory most efficiently, likewise, within the company should be established best
practices in the planning and execution of all the process and above all that there are constant review
and follow-up.

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