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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.

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I think majority of the current shop software has an inventory control option.

Mitchell and Alldata just a couple that you can't escape noting. But, if you were doing it in pencil, and don't have the software, just move to the Excel or Google Docs (probably even better). This way you can blame the software instead of yourself :)

How big of the inventory we are talking about?

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