Inventory management is critical component in ERP systems that can help you to manage your retail locations and your warehouses. For example: A wholesale super market has loads of products and collection of stock items. With ERP systems it is very easy to organize the number of items with specific identification number which can be confirmed easily. Also you can check the inventory levels for a particular category of item.
ERP systems help you to have a proper reporting mechanism of inventory in your store and in your ware houses. This helps the manufacturing department in planning their future production schedules accordingly. It helps you to track the payments and flow of finances into your Accounts. Inventory management in an ERP systems helps you avoid mistakes and take quick decisions. ERP system enable the most efficient stocking methods for your inventory and help improve all the internal operations. ERP system today have advanced features like double-entry inventory with no stock input, output or transformation. Other important features like Drop-shipping , Cross-docking, Multi-warehouse etc are also taken care of by ERP systems.
Many small organization and retails stores are using ERP software to manage their warehouse and stocks which calculates surpluses, rejections, repairs and other important planning metrics for the entire inventory.