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How to visualize sales availability with modern-day management software?

In the ever-evolving world of plant nurseries and greenhouse operations, ensuring the right plants are in the right place at the right time is crucial. Effective inventory management can make the difference between a thriving operation and a struggling one. Inventory management consists of many aspects, like:

  • Base materials (seed, cuttings, young plant), in stock, ordered, and additional vendors availability
  • Hard goods (soil, sticks, clips, etc.) are in stock and ordered
  • Plant material In production (seeds, cuttings, seedlings, finished plants, etc)
  • Sellable plant material

Managing 'your inventory' is an orchestration of all of these aspects and a streamlining of processes. Let's delve into how modern solutions, influenced by platforms like Microsoft and integrated with mobile technology, are changing the game.

Inventory planning with ease
A good execution starts with integrated planning. When planning your next season, you get immediate insight into the required hard goods and plant materials you need to produce or buy. By combining the information of your vendors' availability (especially for base materials), you can finetune your planning already.

Automate purchase orders
Having a system that knows what materials you need and when you can just follow the system purchase order proposals to get all materials just in time.

Keep Track with Ease
Gone are the days of time-consuming paperwork and manual entries. With today's intuitive systems, on-field workers can effortlessly register receipts, storage, and shipments, but also greenhouse inventory, movements, scrap, and delivery.

Precise Inventory Location
For those managing multiple sites of greenhouses or nurseries, tracking each plant's location becomes paramount. Advanced systems help growers to track every plant (batch), ensuring proper allocation and usage. Additionally, the system helps to monitor inventory levels, preventing overstocking or shortages.

At-a-Glance Inventory Insights
Another value is a comprehensive overview of your inventory at any point in time. From determining which plants to prioritize for selling to assessing available space, these solutions make decision-making more informed and strategic.

Monitoring Plant Conditions
Different plants, different needs. Whether you're distinguishing plants based on quality or age, today's inventory management tools allow for detailed condition tagging. This ensures you're always aware of each plant's sales potential.

Tracking & Tracing
Total transparency in the supply chain. With modern inventory solutions, every plant's movement is tracked meticulously. From seed to sales and all in steps in between, it will give you and your customers insights into the life your plants lived. Where they've been, what treatments are applied, what observations were captured, etc.

Hassle-Free Order Fulfillment
When sales are on the line, these systems shine the brightest. Efficiently generate pull orders or loading tickets, ensuring every order is fulfilled accurately and on time.

Seamless Cycle Counts & Reconciliations
Regular inventory checks are a breeze with modern solutions. These tools allow for quick cycle counts and effective reconciliations, ensuring that inventory discrepancies are kept to a minimum.

Overall, nurseries and greenhouse growers are experiencing a transformation in inventory management. With the influence of robust platforms and the integration of mobile technology, growers now have access to tools that not only simplify tasks but also empower them to make data-driven decisions.

For more information:
Mprise Agriware
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