Stock control is most effective when you get real-time updates of changes of stock level, during the normal course of business. This allows you to know what's going on without having to perform a stocktake.
Silo makes this easy by giving Users the power to mark a case as 'Consumed' when it is finished. This updates the stock level for this Product.
The easiest way to mark a case as consumed is through the mobile app. Simply go to the inventory list, tap on the camera icon and scan the case's label. Tap 'Consume' to use up this case.
Don't worry - if a case's label is scanned and consumed multiple times, the case is always marked as consumed. So there is no risk of duplication or an erroneous stock level.
In the desktop app, find the relevant Product in the Inventory list. Click through to its Details page, and scroll to the bottom to view a list of cases currently in stock. Choose the case you want to consume, and click Consume. This will remove it from the list of cases on hand and update the stock level.
When to mark a case as consumed
We recommend you agree a standard procedure with your team, such that when they remove the empty case from the shelf, or when they place it in an area to be broken down, they always mark the item as consumed.