My sister owns a small clothing store. During a conversation at a family dinner, she mentioned her frustration with having to manually track and reorder high demand items. She would like an automated system but has a very small budget. To accomplish I propose an inventory management technology. Inventory management technology is a mix of hardware and software designed to add reliability to inventory accounting, reduce incidents of theft and facilitate inventory audits. Individual inventory items or batches of items could be equipped with RFID tags that identify the item type, cost, price, shipment number, date of shipment and virtually any other useful information. Software inventory management solutions replace pen-and-paper systems, reducing the time required to account for inventory additions and subtractions (2002-2006, Kenneth Hamlett). Due to the low availability of funds, I will buy only one laptop, wireless router, barcode scanner, barcode printer, printer and the internet service. For startup we will begin with the use of the inflow inventory system from Archon Systems. The software will help my sister to take orders and deduct out of the inventory with one click. This software will also generate reports one of which will show the demand for a given product. We will also setup the laptop with wireless internet access which will enable her to conduct sales and do inventory with the same equipment using a wireless barcode scanner. We will add or upgrade the system in future as soon she is financially capable.
Describe all the necessary equipment.
The following equipment’s will be needed to setup an effective inventory management system: 1. Laptop - A laptop is computer for mobile use such as inventory. Laptop with wireless internet access will enable her to conduct sales and do inventory with the same equipment. 2. Wireless Router – The wireless router will provide wireless access point for the laptop. This enables laptop to be mobile...
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