Intake Supervisor
Posted October 09, 2018 at 12:39 PM Under "Organizational Management"
Inventory Best Practices

Hi all,

I'm trying to improve our shelter's inventory and ordering of supplies practices. I'm looking for advice on some of the following:

  • How often do you do inventory count?
  • Do you have more than 1 person doing inventory counts? If so, how do you ensure accuracy across the board and maintain a streamlined process?
  • Do you use any software to track your inventory (i.e. cubex)? If so, what works/what doesn't?
  • How do you track your inventory? (i.e. incoming/outgoing - when people check supplies out or when we get inventory delivered)
  • Do you have any SOPS/protocols/tracking spreadsheets written up on inventory tracking that you'd be open to sharing?
  • Any tips or advice to share that you’ve learned from your experiences?

Thank you!

Melissa Bonnel
Interim Animal Care Supervisor
Humane Society Silicon Valley

  • Coconnell    December 04, 2018 at 09:09 PM

    I'd also be interested in hearing any answers to these questions!