12574519954_d0e551d101_o-300x168isn’t often thought of in inventory terms, but it’s one of the best ways to keep tabs on your existing inventory – and on inventory that’s coming in or going out. Prior to GPS technology, tracking inventory meant lots of hands, paper, and pencils, but that method isn’t cost- effective, and it’s entirely time-consuming. If you haven’t considered GPS for inventory tracking yet, here are some of the reasons why it makes good business sense.

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Keeping Track of Pallets

Where pallets are placed once they arrive at your warehouse is one thing. Where that pallet is moved to during the week or month is another thing entirely. Have you ever sent an employee to find a pallet in a specific location that just wasn’t where you thought it was? That’s because things in warehouses get moved regularly. Tracking pallets and shipments with GPS technology means knowing exactly where an important shipment is at all times – this is especially useful when wondering whether or not your inventory is leaving the warehouse.

Alerts and Notifications

If you handle any expensive items, you can gain some serious peace of mind knowing that an alert will be sent to your phone or email whenever that item has moved. You can do this by setting up geo-fencing for any item that you are currently tracking.

Here’s a good example: rare art pieces are often stored in warehouses, but some of those items tend to disappear when owners aren’t looking. Installing a GPS tracker on any piece of art means knowing where it is at all times, and when that art leaves the warehouse, the owner can be alerted if the object veers off course. The result is money saved, and the possibility of tracking down thieves that might be working in a warehouse setting.

Integration

A lot of warehouse management systems work well with GPS tracking location data. After recording the location of any pallet or other item, those details can be entered into the warehouse tracking system. If the object moves, that data can also be integrated and updated. So, even if you already have a warehouse tracking system, GPS data is still useful and often superior to that kind of operation.

Less Manpower

It is possible to ask a team of employees to take inventory every month, but why waste the manpower? It makes a lot less sense to pay employees to keep track of inventory than it does to use GPS tracking. Letting GPS handle it also means that you can put your employees to work doing other things, like making sure that shipments arrive on time.

There are a lot of different ways to track and navigate inventory, but one of the best and most efficient ways is to use GPS tracking devices. If you haven’t thought of using GPS for inventory purposes before, take a few moments to consider this approach. At Rocky Mountain Tracking, we can set you up with a system that makes good sense monetarily and logically, so that you can find the best solution for your warehouse – no matter what kinds of goods you’re storing.

Have you used GPS to track inventory? Did you like this system? Are you using some other kind of warehouse management software? We’d like to know what you think about using GPS tracking devices to keep tabs on your inventory, so leave us a message below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to one of our customer representatives, or leave us a note on Facebook. We’ll get back to you with the best solution for your inventory quickly.

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