Take Control Over Your Cannabis Inventory Management

5 Step Checklist

Step 1: Dedicated Cannabis Software

Having a dedicated cannabis software is critical to efficient inventory management. From cultivators to distributors, processors to retailers, dealing with large volume sales requires your system to not only be reliable but track inventory data in real-time across departments.

Cannabis ERP Software offers extensive functionality when dealing with inventory management. Easily track and manage inventory levels, sync real-time sales, and use historical data to plan.

The right software can boost profitability, decrease manual errors, and streamline your entire operation. After all, the end goal is to work on your business, not in it.

If you need assistance comparing systems, we can help! We have an inventory expert on our team.

Step 2: Automatic Inventory Audits

Implementing a dedicated inventory management system allows you to conduct regular inventory audits. Regular audits ensure there are no discrepancies between the inventory you have listed and what is on the shelves.

Creating a regular schedule makes the process more efficient and less chaotic. This process should not be overlooked. In fact, this is a compliance requirement for many legal operating states.

Step 3: Inventory Reporting

Keeping track of inventory is important. Even more, streamlining the production and sale of your products is critical for longevity and profit maximization.

With the right cannabis inventory management software in place, important KPI’s are easily reported on to make business-critical decisions.

Inventory turnover, days of supply, age of inventory, product performance, and gross margin are just a few that can provide valuable insights into what your future roadmap should include.

If you’re not currently tracking or using the measurements listed above please reach out! We can help develop your KPIs and

Step 4: Recall Management

Businesses do not produce and sell products with the intention of them being recalled, but it happens. And when it does, it is critical to be prepared and know the exact inventory batches, amounts, and locations to pull from the shelves.

This can be difficult without a cannabis-specific inventory software. If your system only tracks by product name, you could be forced to recall all your product rather than just the affected batch.

The most efficient (and compliant) cannabis inventory management systems will store all products by lot number, batch number, SKU, and barcode number. This makes it extremely easy to find and remove all the recalled inventory.

Step 5: Automated Inventory Replenishment

Poor inventory management results in two scenarios that stunt growth: not enough stock, and too much stock. Both are problematic in that they decrease sales.

In the cannabis industry, goods are perishable. Excess products are deeply discounted, taking up valuable shelf space, or thrown out, severely cutting profits.

On the flip side, constantly running out of top-selling products will lower your sales and can affect customer loyalty.

With automated inventory replenishment, you no longer have to worry about over or under-producing. Remove bottlenecks and bloat with a cannabis inventory management that ensures your cannabusiness is operating at peak efficiency.

Final Thoughts on Cannabis Inventory Management

Your inventory is the most important part of your operation. Automated audits, managing supply, and reporting on product performance is crucial to the health and growth of your business.

Cannabis-specific ERP software houses a robust management system that pulls real-time data from all areas of your operation, ensuring your inventory is up-to-date at all times. The life blood of your success is your inventory. We can help with every stage of the process from helping you to identify the right system for the size and budget of your business, to implementing, to developing inventory management procedures. We can even help your team learn efficient inventory counting and documentation procedures to set you up for the best success. When your whole business is your product, our whole business is to support your best success in managing that product!

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Christine Gervais

Christine Gervais is a licensed CPA, using her skills to help businesses grow and achieve their fullest potential. Christine has a Master’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University in addition to holding her CPA license for over a decade. Notably, Christine is a nationally recognized speaker providing education to other CPAs on how to best serve clients as well as instruction on a wide variety of topics for business owners on how to maximize success. Christine prides herself on the value she can bring to clients with her extensive tax knowledge and provides strategic, forward-thinking financial strategies to help clients grow. When not behind her desk, you can find Christine spending quality time with her daughter and stepson or tending to the family’s excessively loved farm animals.

At Cultivate Consulting Group, we understand that you want to achieve lasting financial stability that leads to the legacy you envision for your company and family. The problem is traditional CPA firms are not known for proactive communication, which leads to uncertainty when it comes to your business’s tax efficiency and financial standing.
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