Impacts of not using Inventory Management Software

April 11, 2023

Inventory management software is an automated platform that is integrated with delivery management software that gives precise insight into the inventory and tracks it in real-time. If businesses do not have accurate stock reports, they either end up with more stock than needed or run short of stock. Poor inventory management can make the business fall apart and lead to intense losses.

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Here we’ll discuss the impacts that your business can face if you are not using inventory management software:

How can not using inventory management software impact your business?

Limited visibility to inventory

  • Sometimes due to human errors, businesses might skip and become unaware of the available inventory in their warehouse and end up ordering more.
  • A lack of accurate stock reports can result in selling out of new inventory and leaving behind old inventory. This can lead to wastage of the old inventory and business loss.
  • Lack of visibility to inventory can also lead to a shortage of inventory. Not having enough inventory results in not being able to fulfil customers’ orders on time which can lead to a negative customer experience.

Inefficient inventory management process

  • Manual inventory management is a time-consuming process and is prone to human errors. There are chances of wrong data updation leading to misinformation about the availability of the stock.
  • It requires more labour and increases the costs making the process cost-ineffective. Managing the entire inventory manually requires businesses to hire labourers which can increase inventory operating costs.
  • Manual inventory management is time-consuming and costly. It also leads to delayed deliveries resulting in lower customer satisfaction scores and customer retention.

Locating the inventory

  • Locating the required products in the warehouse is time-inefficient manually which leads to delayed delivery and lowers customer satisfaction scores.
  • FIFO (first-in-first-out) model is difficult to follow while manually managing the inventory. It can lead to missing out on the old inventory that should have been used first leading to the perishing of the item and resulting in losses.

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Keeping up with overstocking

  • Inaccurate stock data makes it hard to keep up with the availability of the stock. It either leads to an excess of inventory or a shortage.
  • With an excess inventory, business face losses due to wastage (in the case of perishable inventory).
  • Inventory shortage leads to the unfulfillment of customers’ demand and leads to a negative customer experience. This results in increasing the churn rate and reducing customer retention.

Managing waste and defective inventory

  • Error in manual inventory management can lead to an excess of inventory. Excess inventory has a higher chance of getting wasted. Managing such waste is difficult.
  • Managing defective inventory is hard- returning or exchanging it. The manual handling of defective inventory is a tedious job to handle and is time-consuming.

Inventory management in delivery management system software allows the business to automate its inventory management operations and focus on building strategies and growing the business rather than focusing on the business operations.

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