3 Reasons why your Food Business needs Digital Stocktaking
Technology makes everything easier. But oftentimes we resist new technology because of the time we think it will take to adapt to the new system.
Take buying a new phone, for example. You know you need one, you know the benefits of upgrading, yet you put it off as long as possible because it seems like more hassle than it’s worth. The thing is, when you do upgrade, the transfer is usually pretty quick and straightforward.
It’s the same with digital stocktaking. Most of us have been trained to do this manually, and even though we know that it is a slow, cumbersome, error prone way to conduct a stocktake, we resist new technology because we are afraid of the time it will take to onboard this new tech. The cold hard truth is that it will take no time at all and the benefits will be instant.
Here are our three top reasons why your food business needs Digital Stocktaking.
By going digital with this process, you will get a level of visibility of your food inventory that is way ahead of what was possible before.
You can stand back and see your stock level, location and need. You can compare and monitor operations. This gives you the oversight and insight you need. It helps you best respond and better support you when it comes to decision making for your business.
When it comes to our company operations, we all want maximum efficiency and effectiveness. We also want accuracy.
Digitising your food stocktaking ensures optimum flow to your process. It also means accessibility. For example, with DigiTally, you can access the software from your device. This means you don’t have to be onsite to move every element of the process forward. Software that encourages a level of automated, independent location management can only benefit long term strategy for your stock. This is about bringing the highest level of productivity and competency to your stocktaking operation.
There are lots of savings to be made in this area.
Firstly, time. One of the great benefits of digital food inventory management is that it reduces the risk of error as well as of more laborious and administrative tasks associated with this process. This is time you get back, and that can be better spent elsewhere in your business.
Most importantly, it saves you money, especially when it comes to reducing food waste. It’s a win-win in the savings department.
Put simply, having an automated system means fewer mistakes and more profits. This aligns with the more technology-focused world that we are operating in. Younger generations are growing up with digital minds. It’s the way stocktaking and other business processes are going. It also means less training will be required as time goes on as the workforce is already equipped for this approach. It’s always a good time to get on board. There is no denying it makes things simpler, and the transition will never be as difficult as you think.