I would like to know what software other shops use to track inventory (ie filters, wiper blades, etc). Any luck with a barcode scanner?
We are still old fashioned at our shop and looking to make a change to compensate for loss of time and profit.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and answers.
CA Auto Group
By 5 Star Auto Spa
For all of the shops that do NOT specialize in one make of vehicle, what types of coolant do you carry? There seems to be an over abundance of different types of coolant on the market and it seems kinda crazy to carry all 15 of the different types. Just trying to get an idea of what other shops keep in their inventory......
How do you guys control your in house inventory? Do you have any programs in particular that may be of any use? We are currently doing are inventory every week by pen and paper, and yes, it does led to mistakes of "not" having a product in stock, when in fact we do.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.
I am a mechanic shop and body shop owner here in las vegas and I opened up the paint and body part of the business about 2 years ago.
I am just looking for some tips on how you guys manage and keep track of the inventory/materials in the back,
I do have a body shop manager that runs the whole show and he seems to be doing a good job but I dont want to rely on just hes 'expertise'. 2 heads are better than 1!
The paint for the paint booth is digitally tracked, (when someone uses some it measures the weight when it goes back into the rack and notifies my paint company and they send me weekly reports as well as refills)
so there really is no need for the paint,
but for all the other materials (ie tapes, poly urethane, wax, the metal glaze stuff, respirators, you guys know what i mean) i need a good way to keep track of these items.
I don't really have a way of keeping track of these inventories right now but i would like to establish one.
THanks in advance guys! and girls!
By Dan Winter
I am trying to come up with the best 10 or 15 tire sizes to stock at my location. There really isn't a good source for same day delivery in my area. And this being souther california, the capital of "I want it now", if I don't have them in stock, my chances of making the sale drop significantly.
I don't have enough of my own sales history to be of any help, and I don't really trust my local distributors to give me the best information either.
So I was hoping to get some suggestions from you guys.
My area is mild climate, so no need for snow or A T tires, just the most common passenger car and light truck sizes.