It is crucial for every single business which deals with inventory to keep track of it. However, keeping track of each and every piece of inventory can be extremely challenging, especially if the inventory consists of small parts. In fact, counting such parts by hand is rather impractical. So what do you do? You implement a reliable weighing scale system such as industrial floor scales that enable you to count many pieces of the same part quickly by using the weight of each piece.
Here are 5 tips on choosing the right weighing scales to make inventory more efficient:
Consider the Scale’s Scope and Application
In case you are not sure how to choose floor scales for inventory, then consider your inventory process and the volume of the stock that needs to be counted. If you have small pieces of inventory, then a large scale wouldn’t be ideal as bench scales would be more efficient for the job. Not only can a bench scale do parts and check counting but it can also be connected to a remote platform to increase its capacity. You also need to consider the size of your inventory as well as the scale to ensure your stock fits into the weighing pan. Implement scales that can accurately measure even the smallest variation in the weight. Lastly, ensure that the scale is fully adapted to your products.
Program the Scales
Calibrate the Scale Before Each Process
Choose a Scale Based on Your Goals
Weighing scales can be applied in various industries to measure different types of inventory. For example, industrial weighing scales are ideal for big warehouses and heavy products, bench scales and floor scales can be used for versatile inventory and smaller counting scales are great for small parts. Choose the right weighing scale based on your requirements.
Integration and Remote Access
The scales can be easily integrated using a standard network to connect to an existing network (Ethernet). This connection allows remote access to inventory levels in addition to increasing the efficiency and convenience of the working process. This makes walking back and forth to constantly check the inventory unnecessary. Integration also helps in ensuring that you never run out of supply with its feature of remote monitoring of stock. This feature also enables optimization of the entire supply chain and trend analysis from the comfort of your computer.
Weighing scales not only help you improve inventory management process but they also increase the overall productivity and profitability. Therefore, it is a good idea to implement them in your processes, if they are applicable.
This is a guest post by contributor Kevin Hill.
Kevin Hill heads the marketing efforts at Quality Scales Unlimited in Byron, CA. Besides his day job, he loves to write about the different types of scales and their importance in various industries. He also writes about how to care for and get optimized performance from different scales in different situations. He enjoys spending time with family and going on camping trips.