Top 5 Benefits of an Inventory Management System

Top 5 Benefits of an Inventory Management System

In today’s highly competitive market, good inventory management can give you a certain edge over your competitors. Keeping up with the stocks of raw materials, finished goods, MRO goods, components, etc in different markets and warehouses can be complicated.

If not done right the management can spiral out leading to risks of money loss and failing to meet customer demand. No business would ever want a disappointed customer.

How an inventory management system can boost your Shopify store

Top 5 Benefits of an Inventory Management Systems

Strategic inventory management, especially a cloud-based inventory management system can be beneficial in a multitude of ways. Let’s dive in-

1. Deliver satisfactory customer experience 
A good inventory management system will keep you updated with the inventory, avoid overstocking or understocking and ensure smooth delivery of goods. It will also enable you to get insights into customer behavior.

2. Overall business cost reduction
A clear inventory can reduce product overstocking, saving storage resources. It will also forecast the future market demands, avoiding the last-minute commotion over acquiring and shipping the goods.

3. Supply chain management made more efficient
The rising inflation has created supply-chain problems. The right inventory management system will help you take the right decision by generating the demand and supply of stocks. This will streamline your supply chain processes and the insights will help you brace yourself for anticipated hurdles. 

4. Avoid deadstock & stockouts
The most important aspect of an inventory management system is to understand the right amount of stocks your business required.

With the insights availed by a good inventory management system, you can avoid understocking or overstocking products avoiding losses and ensuring a good customer experience.

5. Make better business decisions & forecasts
An over-time inventory analysis can better prepare you for predicted problems like shortages, unexpected sell-outs, cash-flow problems, etc.
Whereas a good record of outflow and storage levels will help you make a better future plan for seasonal changes. The resourceful insights will also make your holiday season strategy plan more effective.

Wrap-Up

It is extremely crucial to make the right decisions in this fast-paced world that is improving every day. A cloud-based inventory management system can automate your processes and provide all the above benefits. Salesforce can help you automate your inventory management system and more.

Want to connect your Shopify store with Salesforce and take your game to the next level? Get the Shopify Made Easy app for seamless Shopify to Salesforce integration from Salesforce AppExchange today!

About the Author

Piyush Singhal

Co-Founder, Director | HIC Global Solutions | Salesforce Consultant | AppExchange Strategist

An outcome-oriented technology leader with a global outlook, Piyush has over 8 years of experience in Project Execution, SDLC Planning, Salesforce, CRM, Salesforce Mobile, and Force.com.... Piyush, a seasoned Salesforce professional started HIC Global Solutions in 2015 after filling senior development positions at front-running company names in the Salesforce development industry. He looks forward to challenging Salesforce development tasks, delivering novel apps for AppExchange listings, and forging global partnerships through working with passionate people.