Guest We have a couple supply closets in which we keep a stock of kitchen supplies and office supplies. We are looking for a way to track items that come in and go out, preferable with a bar code scanner of some sort.

If all the supplies have bar codes on them already we can use a batch data collector like the Honeywell SP5500 to check in/out inventory. This device can be set-up such that a user will first select if they are checking in or out the inventory and then scan all the items. This is all stored in a text file that can be transferred to a PC as needed. From there we can use Excel or any other text based software to manage a running list of what is coming in and being used. Then on a regular basis we can use the SP5500 to run a total inventory count to see if our data matches properly.

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Posted December 15, 2010