Automate Inventory Management

Follow the steps in the video below to deduct items from inventory when you scan them on the shop floor. When manufacturing products, you want more than just time tracking. Standard TimeĀ® is primarily a time tracking product. But if you’re working with inventory or bill of materials, you’ll also want to scan them.

The steps in this video will help deduct items from inventory when you scan inventory items or BOM’s.

Add or subtract from inventory

It turns out that you can add inventory items back into stock. Let’s say you receive items on your receiving dock, and want to put them into stock. Or, you pull too many items for a pick list and don’t use them, and want to put them back into stock. In any case, you can scan a special barcode that adds to the “Quantity in stock” for any inventory or BOM.

BOM’s don’t have Quantity in stock

True. BOM’s don’t have quantities. Instead, each item on the BOM list has a quantity used for the bill of materials. When you scan a BOM, you are adding or subtracting all the inventory items on the list. And, you the quantity in stock is adjusted by the quantity on the BOM for each item.

For example, if you use 35 screws on a BOM, and you scan the BOM name, you are subtracting all 35 screws from inventory.