The Difference Between Assets and Inventory (And their Management)

The Difference Between Assets and Inventory (And their Management)

Assets and inventory seem like interchangeable terms, but these are two distinct terms for what a company or organization owns.  Understanding and leveraging the difference between asset and inventory is important to achieving an efficient, forward-looking employee team and management structure.  Both asset management and inventory management require a structured, tailored approach for...

The Difference Between Assets and Inventory (And their Management)

Assets and inventory seem like interchangeable terms, but these are two distinct terms for what a company or organization owns.  Understanding and leveraging the difference between asset and inventory is important to achieving an efficient, forward-looking employee team and management structure.  Both asset management and inventory management require a structured, tailored approach for...

A Guide to Fixed Asset Tracking

A Guide to Fixed Asset Tracking

When companies begin to organize assets for greater efficiency and control, the first items that come to mind are naturally movable assets, such as hand tools, tablets, and inventory in a supply chain. These items might be checked out by employees, moved between rooms in the same building, or distributed to far-flung worksites.  However, attention must also be directed towards fixed assets....

Asset Management Best Practices

Asset Management Best Practices

Knowledge of asset management best practices and their efficient application can result in a smoothly-running organization that will become more productive, have more involved employees, stay compliant, and serve its customers better.  In the end, all these factors mean one thing: your company will save some money. Anyone interested in applying asset management will benefit from these best...

Asset Tracking Methods to Know

Asset Tracking Methods to Know

A company’s assets are of little use if employees aren’t sure where they are, where they’ve been, or where they’re going.  The data collected from each asset’s daily activities, even if it remains fixed, is invaluable.  Asset tracking can help immensely when it comes to: efficiency in central supply managementreducing loss and petty theftattending to preventative maintenance  This...

What is Asset Tracking?

What is Asset Tracking?

Asset tracking refers to tracing items an organization owns and having real-time information about their location and status. The assets can be mobile, moving from one place to another, or fixed.

Asset Tagging Best Practices

Asset Tagging Best Practices

Barcodes and QR (quick response) codes don't just serve consumer-facing products anymore.  With more physical products (e.g., books) becoming fully digital, attention to physical items sometimes seems lost in a rush to modernize workplaces.  Proper asset tagging harnesses digital technology's power to keep track of hands-on items such as office chairs, lab equipment, and shared items such...

Get More Organized With Inventory Management Software

Get More Organized With Inventory Management Software

Modern business environment drives businesses to focus on innovation to stay competitive. Technology is a necessary investment. Even established corporations will struggle if their tools and methods become obsolete.  This is why implementing more efficient technologies can transform the way they do business. Source The modern connected world is enabling new technologies to emerge. The...

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