Check-in/Check-out Inventory Solutions
In today’s chaotic world of business, companies need a reliable way to manage their inventory that has been taken and returned throughout their locations. Without proper tracking, business can experience missing inventory, in addition to inaccurate inventory counts.
Using a check-in/check-out inventory control application, in conjunction with the proper hardware, allows organizations to gain more visibility into their inventory. In order to implement this, organizations will typically upload their information into the inventory software application and use tamper-proof barcode labels for each item that will be checked in and or out. When an item is taken from the inventory, a record is automatically created.
Typically, check-in/check-out solutions are used in applications such as offices, hospitals, repair shops, schools, emergency services and military units and are becoming more and more popular. In fact, the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), recently named Check-in/Check-out Inventory solutions their Solution of the Month for February 2010.
When looking for a good check-in/check-out solution, businesses should look for:
- Easy PC Interface
- Integrated Barcode Label Printing
- Embedded pictures in database
- Flexible field naming
- Extensive pre-built & customizable reports
- Transaction History
- Import & Export capabilities
- Integrated database