Building maintenance contractors typically hold stock in their warehouse and engineers’ vehicles. Some materials get ordered directly to jobs whilst other items that get used regularly are ordered into stock and distributed to jobs from there. It is difficult to keep track of inventory when each engineer’s van is effectively a stock location.
This makes it difficult to know exactly what items are in stock. Inaccurate data can lead to both over and under ordering of materials. It also causes inaccuracies with job costing as items used from the engineer’s van does not always get recorded as a cost to the business.
Joblogic's stock control system gives you the facility to have a central stores or warehouse. For larger companies with multiple branches you can create as many warehouses as you like. Each warehouse can have a stock profile. The stock profile details the maximum, minimum and reorder levels for each stock item.
It's easy to search your stores to see items in stock and which items need to be replenished. There is a stock take routine for checking stock on a frequency that you decide. Joblogic will tell you the value of all of the items in your stores too.
Each of your fleet vehicles can also be a stock location with min, max and reorder levels for van stock items. You can move items between locations or from a location to a job. Using the Joblogic Mobile App engineers can select used parts from their van and Joblogic will auto deduct the items from stock. This forms part of our automated job costing so you can see the exact costs of carrying out work
Joblogic will provide reports to show the status of each stock location, the value of the stock and the current stock levels. It's easy to raise purchase orders to suppliers for materials that are at reorder level.
This optimises your stores and makes sure that you've got the right levels of materials available to improve your first time fix rates. It also makes sure that you don't carry too much stock and waste money on items that remain on the shelf system.
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