Automated multi-site inventory tracking system
This inventory tracking workflow for managing multiple warehouses combines Google Sheets, Google Forms, and Sheetgo. This is a flexible system so you can also include additional tools like a QR-code scanner to register items, create automated inventory dashboards and generate hourly updated lists of available items.
Make sure that every item that enters or leaves your warehouses and depots is logged correctly.
With Google Forms, your staff have a quick and simple way to record the movement of goods.
Accurate inventory data
Streamline data flows across all your storage sites and get up-to-date information at your fingertips.
How to build this workflow
Create a Google Form and include the following:
- Item name / product SKU
- Quantity of items
- Checking items in?
- Checking items out?
- Name of employee filling out form
Share this form with everyone responsible for checking items in or out of the warehouse.
Duplicate the Google Form for each warehouse you want to manage. You may have to edit certain questions as some warehouses may stock different items and so on.
You should now have one Google Form per location/warehouse.
Use Sheetgo to connect the output from the Google Forms to your warehouse inventory management spreadsheet.
If you have a lot of warehouses, use Sheetgo’s distribute feature. It allows you to distribute data from one spreadsheet to multiple other Google Sheets.
To create a master inventory tracking management spreadsheet, use Sheetgo’s consolidate feature to merge data from many individual sheets into one single spreadsheet.
As a best practice, use the =ARRAY formula to organize your data.
Turn on automatic updates and schedule them on an hourly frequency to assure your inventory spreadsheets contain the latest information.
Inside your inventory master spreadsheet, use charts and graphs to create your own custom inventory tracking dashboard.
If you’re looking for a helping hand with this, check out our blog post on how to create a dashboard in Google Sheets.
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