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Inventory management guide: set up the best system for your store

Proven tips for maintaining inventory accuracy and reducing shrink.

Inventory Management Guide

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Everything you need to know about managing retail inventory

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SETTING UP PRODUCTS

The more information you have in your system and the easier it will be to track what’s going on in your store.

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ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM

Get the right people and processes in place so you can stay on top of everything!

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CREATING A FLOWCHART

Documenting your procedures enables you get a better handle on how inventory flows in your store.

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USING AUTOMATION

Go through your inventory process and find tasks to automate to save time and reduce errors.

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REDUCING SHRINKAGE

Find out which of issues are causing shrink in your business and take the steps to prevent them.

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FORECASTING DEMAND

Effective demand forecasting can help retailers fulfill the needs of customers and stay ahead of the competition.

Learn from two of the world’s top retail inventory experts

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Francesca Nicasio

Retail Expert and B2B Content Strategist

Francesca Nicasio is a retail expert and author of the Vend eBook, Retail Survival of the Fittest: 7 ways to future-proof your retail store. She is dedicated to writing about trends and tips that help retailers increase sales and serve customers better.

“In this guide you’ll find tips, how-tos, and examples to help you win at inventory management. From picking the right solution and entering your products, to tracking stock levels and automating parts of the process, this guide has you covered.”

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Jordan Lewis

Product Manager — Inventory

Jordan Lewis is Vend’s Product Manager for Inventory. He’s a specialist in stock control and management, and he works closely with retailers to help them prevent loss, streamline inventory and supply processes, and optimize methodologies.

“Inventory management relies on three things: people, processes, and technology. While software can give you the tools to store product information and track stock levels, it’s how you use these tools that will ultimately determine your inventory management success.”