CCS Construction Staffing knows that inventory management is a large cog in the construction machine, and it’s vital to keep it under control. Staying organized and knowing what’s in your warehouse or on your job site will make you a master when it comes to executing a project. Tracking inventory will keep crews efficient and on-task, while minimizing waste. Here are three helpful hints on how to take control of your inventory.
Regardless of method, track all inventory to prevent losses. Keeping tabs on all items ensures nothing goes to waste. Tracking every piece, especially specialized components, also shows you if items aren’t being used in an efficient way. Consider a weekly count to stay updated on how often each item is used.
If your company is small, you may not need to invest in an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system to keep track of every piece of inventory. There are free mobile apps available, like my Inventory Manager and Inventory Control with Barcode Scanner, which can provide what you need. However, larger companies may need the kind of diligence that RFID services can provide. Purchased scanner softwares can be cheaper in the long run, especially on massive job sites with tons of moving pieces.
Think creatively about the best system for your company. A hands-on count of your parts might be a best for a small, localized project. However, a large-scale construction site might call for RFID or even managing your inventory virtually. You can keep track of your items on the web; a great way to see everything all at once. This will help you get the job done better and faster.
Be aware what pieces are where, and explore all of your options. You need to know your company and its needs in order to provide the best service possible. CCS Construction Staffing can help in all areas, especially managing a site or tracking inventory. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help your business run more efficiently.