Your business might require inventory, but that doesn’t mean your business is inventory. You have plenty of business concerns without adding inventory management to the pile. Our team of experts can take care of that and other functions in a time- and cost-efficient system. You don’t have to worry about inventory management, and you don’t have to worry that inventory won’t be available when you need it – Back Office Center handles it all for you, so you can concentrate on generating revenue.
Inventory management starts at the beginning. It’s not just how much stock you have and where it is. It’s also about acquiring stock – processing purchase orders and paying vendors – and moving that stock forward – processing invoices and receipts and collecting payments. Back Office Center’s comprehensive system manages your accounts payable and receivable, your cash flow, and many other functions necessary to support inventory management, all working from a secure, centralized data center for maximum efficiency.
Out-of-the-box computer systems aren’t built around your business. Basic systems can be useful, but if they can’t be tailored to the specific needs of your company, you won’t be able to establish a process that’s tailored to the specific needs of your company. Back Office Center’s inventory management solutions start and end with your company’s past operations, current financial position, and future plans in mind, developing a system both with high-end technological resources and with a team of experts who know your business.
Paperwork should require as little actual paper as possible. We image your business-critical documents and store them in a physically and digitally secure location to be accessed – safely – whenever and wherever you need them. Data and documents can be linked and transmitted with minimal effort and no risk of papers going missing or falling in front of the wrong set of eyes.
We start by assessing your supply system as it currently stands. What is moving smoothly? What’s sitting still? Are there bottlenecks or poorly allocated resources? If there are problems, are they related to the process itself or the materials or people responsible for executing that process? And for that matter, are there areas of great effectiveness and efficiency, using processes that could be applied throughout the system for better performance?
- Inventory flow
- Inventory costs
- Supplier issues
Inventory flow involves a lot of moving parts – purchase orders and payments, shipping and handling, movement into and out of warehouses, record-keeping. We trace your company’s inventory flow from the first request for new stock through every hand that touches it until your product walks away with a happy customer. If any step of the process is overwhelmed, underutilized, or inefficient, we find the root of the problem and resolve it to make your system flow smoothly.
Inventory is an asset and a potential source of revenue, but it’s also associated with a good amount of cost. Paperwork, freight, and handling are part of the cost of ordering inventory. Carrying that inventory includes warehousing and insurance. And that’s not even to mention the cost of running out of stock. A team of experts with experience in payment processing and communication with vendors can help optimize turnover and reduce the time that inventory stays on hand.
How many suppliers are you relying on, and why? If you’re genuinely getting value from each of your suppliers, you could simply be looking at a large set of resources that needs to be properly managed. But if you aren’t getting value – if you’ve started collecting vendors out of habit, or failed to set standards for bringing in new vendors, that could be a source of inefficiency. We help you evaluate your sources of inventory and fit them into an organized inventory process that saves time on communication and data management.
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