Inventory Management

Webrino's Inventory management module is a flexible component that maintains Inventory per Branch. In any Branch, Inventory can also be logically classified under one or more Containers, allowing the inventory users to precisely locate physical items based on the data stored by the software. The Inventory management system is comprised of two distinct objects -- the SKU and Logistic:


SKUs: Stock Keeping Units

Stock Keeping Units or SKUs for short are a description of items that can be physically stored in your inventory. For example, in a furniture manufacturing context, an SKU can be "4x2 feet Oak Table". Defining this doesn't mean it exists in your inventory. It has to be moved into your inventory through the normal course of running your business, which in this case would be "Purchase 3 items of 4x2 feet Oak Table" which would then show up in your inventory as 3 of type "4x2 feet Oak Table."

While Webrino allows you to manually add or edit individual SKUs, its easiest to import SKU and inventory information from a CSV (comma-separated values) file. As an administrator, you can define all your SKUs in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and save the file into .CSV format. Then this data can be directly imported into Webrino.

Further reading: Adding a New SKU, Editing an Existing SKU, Importing SKUs and Inventory


Moving Inventory using Logistics

Once SKUs have been defined in the system, the next step is to set up your current inventory made up of one or more SKUs. This is done by adding a new incoming Logistic to define current inventory levels of the SKUs you have defined. This can be automated by using CSVs to import your inventory.

Inventory levels are also automatically managed in the due course of business. For example, when an invoice is raised by your business, inventory can be moved out (sales) or when your purchase department raises a new Purchase Order, inventory can be moved in (purchase).

Further reading: Adding a New Logistic, Automatic Inventory Adjustment via Sales