Many practices are having to deal with the difficulty of keeping their inventory stocked during the pandemic. Read this article to find out what you can do to make sure your practice stays stocked during these unprecedented times.
We could not have anticipated that during this year we would be hit with a worldwide pandemic and because of that, many practices were not able to thoroughly prepare and it has been difficult for dental offices to keep their practices properly stocked and even more difficult for suppliers to keep up with the inventory demands.
But as a dental practice, there are actions that we can begin implementing to ensure that our offices stay well stocked so that we are always ready-to-go. Keep reading to find out what you can do for your practice to make certain that you’re efficiently stocked.
Buy in Bulk
We have always been used to buying what we need for when we need it, but since it has become difficult for suppliers to keep inventory on hand, it seems that lately it is better to practice buying in larger amounts or buying by the case so that you don’t run out of supplies.
Keep in mind that you may also receive a better purchase price or discount for buying in bulk as opposed to purchasing singular items which can be beneficial in the long-run. As long as you’re buying items that you know you’re always going to have a need for, you should consider buying higher quantities and it will also help you be at ease knowing that you will always have those items on hand when needed.
We all have our preferred items and brands, but with so many constraints and difficulties with having sufficient stock, you may consider switching to alternative brands to fulfill your inventory needs.
Being flexible and open to alternative options can lead to quicker processing times and can help prevent delays when receiving your stock order.
Invest in an Inventory Management Software
Having inventory management software in your practice can be beneficial especially during times like these. Rather than having to rely on your supply binder or post-it notes, you can have a software in place that will alert you when stock items are getting low and need to be reordered.
Inventory management software can also help you with a whole scope of items such as keeping track of what items you have on hand, providing you with information on what needs to be ordered and also alerting you which items are about to expire.
We’re Here for You!
Keeping up with inventory during times like these can be difficult to manage, but our team at Sowingo can help! We have created an inventory management software just for you. From providing you with stock alerts and helping you keep track of what you have on hand, it has all the essentials you need. Book a demo today to learn more about what Sowingo can do for you!