Are there any inventory management apps recommended for Shopify shops that manufacture there own product. The challenge, fundamentally, is that each product we sell contains many raw materials. Some raw materials are shared amongst many products. So I would like to have the ability to say when the parent product is sold, inventory of each of it's component products decreases by one.
I have seen some product bundling apps but they don't seem to have any of the inventory management (forecasting, reordering, etc) functionality.
You are correct, many of the bundling apps out there help customers bundles items during the checkout phase. Some other apps have the ability to manage bundles in the backend (admin area) but that's about it. This is being said, bundles is an acceptable solution if your manufacturing workflows are "made to order" and you don't need production orders (assembly and disassembly orders).
Stock&Buy has good support for manufacturing workflows which are documented here. Happy to have a follow-up discussion to take a closer look at your workflow
Hey @Shawn17 -- I'm actually working on a product that helps organizing and facilitating inventory management, with specific features for produced goods. I'd love to learn about the specific painpoints you are experiencing and if the solution I'm building can help out. Want to shoot me an email at gary[at]explo.co?
Looking forward to it!
It automatically syncs every day and predicts how much inventory you need using machine learning.
You can also provide it with your stock lead times and it will automatically alert you so you make a new purchase order without ever running out of inventory.
Integrates with Slack too! Hope this helps.
you can try Inventoro. See details here
Inventoro has sales forecasting, product segmentation and automatic inventory management and replenishment. And 14 days free trial.
If you have any question feel free to ask me.
SKULabs kits are your option for just-in-time manufacturing and we have solutions for pre-assembly as well. You can choose to have your fulfillment staff verify the raw components or just verify the ordered lines during shipping. We can also help forecast your inventory needs for your components.
Check out https://apps.shopify.com/skulabs
I just came across your post, and I think the problem you're mentioning is happening in other industries as well for other Shopify merchants.
It might be worth taking a look at this app? https://apps.shopify.com/ready-pantry
It was built for restaurants initially, but the main goal is to keep track of raw ingredient count and link a Shopify product to these raw ingredients, with insights on your costs, etc.
Let me know if it helps! In any case, there is a 28-day free trial so you can see if it's suited for you @Shawn17