Inventory management is key to running a successful retail business so it makes good business sense to use an outside professional inventory management service to keep things in check for you on a regular basis.
But what’s your strategy for maintaining tight day-to-day inventory control? Who’s doing that for you when your offsite inventory management team is not there?
If you haven’t considered inventory management training for your employees, you should. At the very least, your employees should know how to count inventory on a regular basis and how to use inventory management tools designed to help keep your management system up-to-date with current numbers.
Your best resource for inventory management training should be your outside inventory management service team. They are the professionals behind the system and know everything about its capabilities. It is likely that they will offer on-sight training for your staff.
Training should include how to track inventory; how to watch out for stock level fluctuations; how to conduct simple inventory counts on a regular basis, and how to reorder stock items.
If your business team knows at least this much, you’re already improving not only the efficiency of your inventory management system, but also the competency of your employees. By giving them knowledge in the basics, they gain confidence in understanding the system, and you gain peace of mind that your inventory management system is running smoothly and is in good shape for when the next big inventory audit comes around requiring the services of your professional outside team.
So be sure to take advantage of employee training services that may be available from your outside inventory management team. Investing in your employees through proper inventory management training is a smart strategy for any brick-and-mortar retailer.