Check In/Check Out
If you manage inventory that is taken and returned from a single location (or many locations), you understand the headache of continuously accounting for each and every item, searching for missing items, and keeping track of “who has what.” Many organizations find that only one or two individuals know where all of the items in their stockroom are located – it’s all “in their heads”. If this is the case, you rely heavily upon these people to find items when they are needed, often using a convoluted organization system.
With an inventory control software application – along with a scanner/mobile computer, printer and barcode labels – from Barcoding, Inc., you can gain control of your “check in/check out” inventory. There are many ways to integrate an inventory control solution, but most organizations affix a barcode label or RFID tag to each item, which is associated with a database. Each time someone takes an item out of inventory, it is scanned; thereby, creating an accurate record of the chain of custody.