||The Inventory Control Module manages four types of inventory. Paper, Raw Material, Customer owned or Finished Goods and Postage inventory. Each type of inventory has its own particular set of requirements for direct mail firms, and Streamline's Inventory Control Module has been designed to capture, control and disseminate the very information that is critical to running a successful inventory operation.
Complete Inventory Solution
Paper inventory is managed through a series of customized fields specifically suited for the identification of sheet size, basis weights, colors, and paper supplier reordering codes. This information, once in the system, can be recalled and set up to integrate with the auto-reordering and management module.
Management of Raw Material inventory, which is required for businesses that closely monitor and manage the usage of items such as cartons, ink, plates, film materials and other miscellaneous items on the job.
The Customer Owned & Finished Goods inventory module manages the day-to-day management and tracking of customer inventory and finished goods held for distribution or re-billing. This particular area includes a set of tools and a graphical interface designed for tracking very large numbers of inventory items that have dynamic-or constantly changing-usage patterns.
Postage inventory is controlled and managed through tools that facilitate the replenishment, reconciliation, auditing and accounting of meters, permits, stamps and other postage instruments.
Elimination of Down Time during Cycle Counts
Every direct mail company periodically conducts physical inventory counts to validate computer information. Unfortunately, many software products require that the inventory system not be used whilst these counts are in process With Streamlines third generation Inventory Control software, physical counts can be conducted without having to cutoff use of the system until the reconciliation is complete. Instead, the system time stamps the beginning of the physical inventory and will re-adjust any transactions between the start of the physical inventory and the entry of the final counts.
Real Time Monitoring
Inventory Control includes a powerful inventory monitoring screen for all inventory that allows a user to view up to 450 items at a time with colors that indicate status. From this view, the system will alert the user of current balances and re-orders can be made directly. The system will cascade down through a bill of materials and automatically present re-ordering information for all lower level items requiring replenishment. Additionally, since Inventory Control is tightly integrated with the other modules, work orders, purchase orders, skid tags, carton labels, pull tickets etc. are generated immediately from the system.
- Management of Ancillary Paperwork
- Tailored Fields for Management Reporting
- Powerful Version Tracking and Monitoring