Unlike some industries with fixed product inventory, SKU proliferation can be a problem in the constantly-changing apparel industry. Consumers have a perpetual appetite for fresh, new clothing designs, and the changing seasons can add to that hunger. This can push business owners to feed their consumers' hunger with innovative new products, but it can also put them in a pickle. Thankfully, there are ways to manage SKU proliferation, but there are also issues you'll want to avoid. Are you experiencing any of these? Let us know, and we can help.
Raymond Cocozza from ConveyCo lists some downsides of SKU proliferation to be aware of. These include:
There are ways to avoid these downsides and manage your SKU proliferation. One of the best solutions is having an inventory management system. Whether you have one or not, if the way you're working is stressing you out, it's worth looking into other options. Without up-to-date technologies, SKU management can be challenging and even detrimental to your business.
Automated inventory management systems, like WarehouseOS, can correct the negative effects of SKU proliferation by making the management of your warehouse easier, faster, and more accurate.
The WarehouseOS software keeps track of inventory electronically from the moment products are received until the time they are shipped. So, you always know where to find the right product for your customer and you'll know where to put your best-sellers.
Margins can be thin in the apparel industry. Don't let SKU proliferation set you back. Find the right inventory management system for you.
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