If you run a convenience or retail business in the Wichita area or have inventory to manage in any sense, auditing that inventory can be one of the most stressful and unproductive times, especially when you are using in-house talent for inventory tasks. However, this stress and disruption of your staff’s daily duties are not only necessary, but daily business must also go on, so normal duties can’t simply be disregarded for a day or two. All of these factors can combine to make keeping an accurate inventory an incredibly daunting task, but it can instantly become easier and faster, by partnering with a local inventory professional like Monarch to manage your inventory count services.
Monarch Inventory Services has the experience and technology needed to get you accurate and speedy inventory counts, no matter what type of environment you operate in, and what unique challenges that environment brings to the table. The team at Monarch uses cutting-edge software developed specifically to allow us to excel at what we do, so you can excel at what you do. From the smallest neighborhood liquor or convenience store to the largest state, regional, and even national chains, we’re ready to conquer those challenges to bring you instant, live inventory counts. Here’s more about how Monarch can help your business grow with ease.
The general Wichita metro area has a massive number of small retail operations that are just trying to compete with gigantic national chain stores with endless funding. These hometown liquor stores, gas stations, convenience stores, retail, and warehousing operations often find it difficult to compete with some of the chain entities, because not only does it cost more for small operations to do anything, but it can take longer as well.
Monarch has been striving to provide industry-leading inventory count services to all of these industries and more, since 1985. We have become the Wichita area’s leading inventory service, and have since expanded into industries and businesses outside of the retail and convenience sphere, including those in manufacturing and distribution-based sectors. By leveraging our proven experience and talent in the space, we can keep a very narrow focus on helping businesses meet their needs by providing inventory best practices and opportunities for growth.
Keeping an accurate and current inventory is one of the most vital tasks that small and medium-sized businesses often face, and while inventory is an asset, it’s also a liability. If not properly managed, that liability can grow and become volatile, leading to cost overruns and shrinking profit margins. Working with one of the inventory count leaders like Monarch can help you ensure that your organization is never caught off-guard by over or underordering, so you aren’t paying for the stock you don’t need yet, as well as taking time, money, and space to store it all. We know what’s important to you, and we make sure we’re fully aligned with your organization’s goals when creating your inventory solution.
For many of the convenience stores in the Wichita area, performing periodic inventory audits is a dreaded, but necessary part of running any well-managed and potentially profitable business operation. Many business owners don’t look forward to inventory time because not only is it a complex and detail-oriented task that has to be done within a set timeframe or by a certain deadline, but they often try to get reliable and accurate results by using in-house talent to do the inventory in addition to their regular duties, leaving them the chance to properly focus on neither.
Monarch is able to capture your inventory counts quickly and easily, with only a minimal disruption of your daily duties if performed during business hours, which isn’t necessary. We are able to offer a wide range of inventory counting and management services for businesses of all sizes and developmental stages. Our Wichita inventory professionals are fully-equipped with our custom inventory software and hardware solutions, enabling them to completely and smoothly inventory your assets.
Liquor stores have a challenging market to maintain a competitive edge in, and even though many people may not realize it, inventory control in liquor store environments is crucial to cost control and lean operations. If too much inventory is ordered, not only does that inventory run the risk of aging out and becoming outdated, but it can be a physical challenge to safely store excess liquor on the premises. If you need expert inventory services in Wichita, reach out to Monarch Inventory Services today for more information and a quote.
Wichita is known for having a significant amount of warehouse space, and if your business operates in a space that requires warehousing inventory, partnering with Monarch can make your warehouse’s daily operations and continuous inventory management much simpler and more accurate. Running a warehouse offers unique challenges, but Monarch is ready to put our decades of experience and success to work for your organization, finding the best warehouse inventory management solution for your needs.
One of the biggest reasons we at Monarch are able to stay ahead of the competition is that we have devoted a substantial portion of our resources to developing and continuously improving the leading software and hardware technology solutions in the industry. Even as we are developing your inventory solution and uncovering challenges or problems in the inventory plan, we’re addressing them and consistently learning from them, so that each of our inventory solutions benefits from our nearly 40 years of experience.
Our continuous process and tool development over the decades has resulted in one of the most streamlined and effective inventory solution development processes in the industry. We operate cutting-edge technological assets and are constantly reoptimizing our operations to align with the needs and priorities of the business we’re working with. Our top-tier analytical capabilities help isolate any problem areas or bottlenecks, and ensure that accuracy is well over the 99% mark.
Bringing in a third-party inventory company can be a big decision. Some signs that you may need some external help include shipping inaccuracies, location level issues, increase in write-offs, or labor shortages. These challenges do not often get better with time. Having an objective party come in to address these concerns and get you back on track can be hugely beneficial.
Choosing the right inventory company to bring in is easy when you identify the driving factors behind the need and ask the right questions. It’s important to know what experience the company has in environments similar to yours, what collection and verification processes are used, how they handle challenges, and how much oversight you’ll need to provide. As a service based business, don’t forget to ask about the type of people and staff they provide. The best technology and processes are meaningless if their people are unprofessional, lack commitment, and have poor attitudes.
We provide a variety of price quotes depending upon the project, service type, and market segment. During our initial conversations we will gather the specific details about your project and using our past experiences will estimate time and costs. We will put together a price quote that helps you establish a budgetary plan and aligns with how you conduct business. We will include staffing requirements based upon scope and time constraints. You will be given a clear picture of what to expect, and we take pride in getting our quotes correct.
Everyone we put on a service initiative or project team are direct hires of Monarch. Temporary labor introduces too much inconsistency, not to mention a lack of commitment, to your mission. Your goals are simply too important to do something like this. With regards to booking a project or service and then triggering our human resources department to “hire to staff”, this can also introduce unknown variables into your planning efforts. For example, rapid changes in the hiring dynamics could affect our ability to meet the target team size. Additionally, this practice has the potential to lead to “over selling”, and you could be the customer that is not at the top of the priority list and have your project cut at the last minute. We have a staff plan that aligns with our growth goals, and we hire to that plan. We are up front with you about what we can and can’t do in terms of staffing your project.