Educating Students about Inventory Tracking
Educating Students about Inventory Tracking Overview:
Our latest client in need of a barcode and tracking solution was a little different than most. They were not looking to track an active inventory for a company, but rather they were attempting to set up a simulation environment for students to learn the ins and outs of inventory/warehouse management. The client wanted to find an ideal, easy to use solution that could help educate countless students on picking and pulling inventory while maintaining accurate counts.
Educating Students about Inventory Tracking Problem:
While there was no specific set of problems plaguing this client, they did have several goals in mind for their project. They knew they needed to be able to issue pick orders to specific students that they would need to properly fulfill. They also wanted to ensure the students knew how to properly conduct and reconcile cycle counts and audits within the system.
Educating Students about Inventory Tracking Solution:
We demonstrated Wasp Inventory Control to the client and focused on the core features they had brought up during our preliminary conversations. However, during the course of the demonstration we uncovered several other areas of the software that our client felt were must-haves for any educational experience in teaching someone about inventory management. The assembly feature, which allows for a brand new item to be created from component items already tracked within the system, proved to be one such feature. Our client felt it would be invaluable for their students to understand how to check “buildable” quantities against existing inventory levels of component items. The client also gravitated towards to the “Purchase Order” feature of the program, which would allow the students to generate PO’s to suppliers in the system, automatically placing orders for understocked items with a single button.
The client felt they ultimately found much more value in the solution than they had initially set out for. They were excited to learn that Wasp Inventory Control provides all of these features as a part of the core system, and does not charge extra for modules or extensions to the existing solution. The easy navigation provided by the icon-driven interface gave our client the final confidence they needed to decide that Wasp Inventory Control was the right system for them.
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For years we’ve been helping Global Shop Solutions customers automate their warehouses and manufacturing facilities with rugged barcode scanners, printers and media. Whether you need to scan a barcode on a clipboard from a few inches away or scan a pallet 50 feet away, we have you covered.
We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Global Shop Solutions certified family of barcode scanners (available July 18) which fits a special niche between the GSS-MOBILE-1 and GSS-MOBILE-2 scanners: The GSS-MOBILE-3.
GSS-MOBILE-3 Pistol-grip attachment, optional Docking station/charger, included 4-slot battery charger, optional
This rugged Android touch computer is designed for transportation, field mobility and government applications. It has the same form factor as the GSS-MOBILE-2 but it’s more rugged and has a barcode read range of up to 10 feet (compared to the GSS-MOBILE-2’s 15-inches-read-range). Plus, the GSS-MOBILE-3 features a pistol-grip attachment option (like the GSS-MOBILE-1). If you need to scan barcodes on shelving that’s just out of reach, this is a much better option than climbing a ladder with a GSS-MOBILE-2 and leaning toward the pallet.
Each GSS-MOBILE device is backed by our 3-year warranty and includes an extra battery and a charging and communication cradle. Additional accessories are available, too, including a 4-slot battery charger and a snap-on micro-USB cable.
Don’t Take Our Word for It—Try it Out! It’s not always clear which kind of barcode scanner is the best fit for your users and work environment. As an EMS Barcode Solutions partner, you don’t need to guess. We offer free demo equipment and 30-day trials for everything we sell. Not only that, but we provide you with various types of test barcode labels (with magnetic backings) that you can place in your work environment to give your employees a realistic feel for how everything works — without having to install any software or configure any equipment.
Contact your EMS Barcode account manager today at 972-535-5555, ext. 1204 to request a demo of the GSS-MOBILE-3 and see for yourself if this is what you’ve been missing. Also, check out our eBook to see all the Global Shop Solutions certified solutions we offer: https://www.emsbarcode.com/gss.
Wasp Mobile Asset contains an array of powerful tracking methods, allowing users to not only identify what items they have, but also where they are located at any given time. Featuring a full-fledged check out/check in system, maintenance tracking, auditing tools, as well as extensive reports, Mobile Asset provides users the accountability they need at a low barrier of entry. This extensive feature set at a cost-effective price point makes
Wasp an ideal fit for any organization that would better like to track their equipment without investing in a big ticket solution.Customizable Dashboard Signature Capture Signature Capture Multiple Location Tracking Department Tracking Security Based on Users Check Out/Check In Audits on PC/Mobile Track Funding Source/Grants Email Notifications Customizable Fields Real Time Updates 60+ Reports
With the introduction of Version 7, released in 2014, the software has made the leap forward into smartphone capability and will now operate on all current iOS and Android devices. This improves on the systems already flexible nature, and will allow for greater ease in tracking your company’s assets anywhere, anytime. Additionally, Mobile Asset V7 has also provided users with the ability to track which funding source was used in the assets acquisition, an important tool for many organizations, and a feature few other solutions can offer. Mobile Asset V7 is also the first time that Wasp has offered a separate version of the system, Mobile Asset EDU. This variant contains the core features of Mobile Asset V7, with several additions made specifically for educational organizations.
With these improvements, and many more, Wasp Mobile Asset V7 has earned our Best Asset Tracking Software review for 2014.
About Wasp Barcode Technologies:
Founded in Plano, Texas, Wasp Barcode Technologies has been a leader in inventory and asset management solutions for over 20 years. Specializing in economic and highly effective tracking solutions for small to mid-sized businesses, Wasp offers numerous bundle packages which include both software and hardware for a complete solution. Wasp currently boasts over 500,000 active users.
Other Nominees for Asset tracking software reviews: Intellitrak, Redbeam, Jolly, ASAP
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