Inventory Management

  • Inventory Management for the Food Industry walking down the aisle

    Inventory Management for the Food Industry

    Inventory management is essential for any and all industries, but it is particularly important for the food industry. The food industry is complex and has many different components. One of the main differences that set the food industry apart from other industries is the quantity of perishable items. They face a number of challenges such […]

  • Customer service answering all channels because inventory management affects customers’ experiences and sales

    Inventory Management Affects Your Customers’ Experience and Sales

    According to Bill Hardgrave, a professor at Auburn University, “Accurate inventory is the single thing retailers have got to get right for everything else to work.” The moment shoppers began to buy across several channels, inventory management became more complex.  Consumers are expecting fast and accurate orders, and want complete transparency into the entire order fulfillment process. This visibility is […]

  • Time's Up! Update Your System to Avoid Inventory Management Problems

    Time’s Up! Stop Hitting Snooze & Update Your Inventory Management System

    It’s common to delay fixing a problem until you no longer can. A weak inventory management system triggers problems, which can’t be fixed overnight. Once you realize where the gaps are in your system, you can take steps to fix them. This blog will help you identify your inventory management problems, and show you how […]

  • Inventory Management for Telecom Businesses

    Inventory Management For Telecom Businesses & How Clear Spider Helps

    The concept of inventory produces a mental representation of different things for different people. It can mean a company’s goods and materials for resale, and can include all work that has occurred. Every aspect of a business is considered to be part of the stock in one form or another, including the tools used to […]

  • Robbers affecting your inventory shrinkage.

    Is Inventory Shrinkage Robbing Your Profits?

    Inventory is an important part of your business. It’s what makes you money! Inventory shrinkage reduces the potential profit that you could be making. Shrinkage happens due to many different reasons and results in changes to your business and an overall loss of sales. This identifies what  items from your inventory have been recorded on […]

  • Top Inventory Management Systems – Clear Spider in Top 3

    Once again Clear Spider ranks on Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular Inventory Management Software –3rd place to be exact! Capterra is a popular software directory that has over 700 categories. They found a gap in the market because there was no online or offline resource. As a result, Capterra researches and creates this list. Therefore, […]

  • There are $1.75 Trillion Reasons to Care about the Ghost Economy

    In a research report in 2015, IHL Group, a retail analyst firm, found that $1.75 trillion dollars are lost every year due to the ghost economy. The term ghost economy is unknown to many retailers. It’s the hidden costs that appear due to inefficiencies that are preventable. They are made up of many components. Instead […]

  • A person acting like artificial intelligence would

    Using Artificial Intelligence in Inventory Management

    In order to grow your business, you must consider some key factors that will affect inventory management. When working with stock you are always managing inventory levels, optimizing space, dealing with inaccurate forecasting, along with customer satisfaction. All these factors are unavoidable. Without the proper technology, it is extremely difficult to keep track of everything. […]

  • Top 5 Clear Spider Blog Posts of 2018

    Over the past year, we have covered a wide range of topics related to Inventory Management. Here are the top 5 Clear Spider blog posts of 2018: What is Lean Inventory Management? Cycle Count Best Practices: The Top 5 Things You Should Be Doing 3 Ways IKEA Aces Inventory Management (And You Can Too) The […]

  • Vision Picking Augmented Reality Glasses For Inventory Management in Warehouse Graphic

    How Vision Picking Transforms Inventory Management

    Vision picking is the process of efficiently picking items out of inventory to fulfill an order. Augmented reality (AR) layers virtual SKUs and paths onto real life. How do these two things fit together? Vision picking is simply an application of AR in supply chain. This emerging technology is making strides in warehouse management, and it’s […]

  • amazon inventory management box graphic illustration

    3 Ways Amazon Aces Inventory Management

    What’s the secret to Amazon’s booming success? How do they manage over 3 billion products across 11 marketplaces and still have potential for growth? In 2017 alone, Amazon generated more than $177 billion in sales, and year over year they see a growth rate of at least 27%. When it comes down to it, it’s […]

  • BOPIS-Buy Online Pick Up In Store Model Graphic

    The BOPIS Model: A Guide to Inventory Management

    Introduction to BOPIS BOPIS is an acronym that stands for buy online, pickup in-store. This model is a strategy that many retailers have adopted in order to keep up with consumer demand for convenience. It’s an extension of online shopping that gives the customer freedom to browse online, but also allows them to save on […]