Indirect materials are used in almost any business. Fire departments’ indirect materials are their helmets, boots, gloves and other items that are essential but fall outside of the scope of the direct material classification. Even amusement park equipment, such as spare parts for rides and the tools used to fix the rides, are indirect materials that require a system of organization. Often, indirect material management isn’t placed high on priority lists; however, mismanagement and lack of efficient inventory tracking can result in lost materials, duplicated products, and an excess of needless expenses. An inventory control software package not only maintains and tracks inventory, but a software package like CribMaster’s, which provides over 190 standard reports, provides in-depth material and personnel tracking that can help streamline your business operating procedures.
An inventory control software package extends the scope of your management capabilities by offering extensive, detailed reports that can track personnel time management, inventory control and replenishment requirements, departmental processes and more. Inventory control software is focused mainly on process. Every process that makes up your business operations can be tracked and analyzed for both strengths and weaknesses. If some personnel are hoarding tools, inventory control software is able to provide you an in-depth report of how long the employee had control of the inventory, thus making your employees accountable for the material’s whereabouts. This prevents equipment loss and unnecessary duplicate equipment purchasing.
The possibilities for materials management and business analysis are endless with inventory control software.
Call 1.888.419.1399 today to find out more about CribMaster’s inventory control software options for your business.