Last week, we talked about what is NOT included in your A&D bound book. Two of those things were movements within your approved FFL facilities whether onsite or offsite. However, just because it doesn’t need to be in your ATF bound book, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t track it. Firearms inventory management gets a little more complicated when you need to support multiple warehouse locations. Logistically, this can be overwhelming, but inventory management software can help make working with multiple locations more manageable.
FFL’s with multiple locations often need to move inventory between those locations. Inventory management software allows you to:
- Transfer orders to create a list of inventory items to move, print a pick ticket, and ship those items. The same order is then used to receive those items at another location, check them in with a receiving ticket, and place them into inventory. One document provides complete control over the entire process. If you have multiple FFLs, you can use this same process to transfer the firearm from one of your FFLs to another.
- You can create a map of your warehouse that lists out its contents. You can then utilize that map to locate products you’re looking for and ship them out fast.
- Organize and expedite deliveries with couriers and shipping services.
- Determine which locations have higher sales and which may be less profitable. With this information, you can make smart decisions about where to put your inventory to maximize sales and improve customer service.
Knowing where your firearms inventory is at all times will make you better prepared for ATF audits. In fact, you can integrate your inventory software with electronic bound book software for a streamlined and accurate process. Easy Bound BookTM can be integrated with Microsoft Dynamics NAV for a complete inventory and A&D bound book package.