Reduce Waste and Plan Better with SwiftPOS: The Power of Wastage Function Inventory Management

Reduce Waste and Plan Better with SwiftPOS: The Power of Wastage Function Inventory Management

Reduce Waste and Plan Better with SwiftPOS: The Power of Wastage Function Inventory Management

In today’s world, where the cost-of-living crisis and inflation are driving up prices, we know every penny counts. For businesses in the hospitality industry, monitoring and reducing wastage can be crucial to maintaining profitability. We are not talking about controlling the waste you generate (AKA rubbish) but rather, the loss of inventory that affects profits. Whether it’s a broken bottle, dropped food, theft, or simply poor training practices, all forms of wastage represent money down the drain for venues.

Fortunately, that’s where SwiftPOS comes to the rescue with its innovative management wastage function. You can use SwiftPOS to not only track wastage but also leverage previous trends and performance data to forecast requirements for future events, ultimately helping you reduce waste and plan better.

Understanding the Importance of Wastage Management

Wastage is a significant concern for any business. It can occur for various reasons, from accidental spills to theft, and addressing it is essential to minimise financial losses. SwiftPOS recognises that in the fast-paced world of hospitality, things can go wrong. A beer might fall from the fridge and break during a busy service period, but if it keeps happening, you want to know why. SwiftPOS plays a crucial function in identifying and managing the root causes of wastage.

Understanding the Importance of Wastage Management

Wastage is a significant concern for any business. It can occur for various reasons, from accidental spills to theft, and addressing it is essential to minimise financial losses. SwiftPOS recognises that in the fast-paced world of hospitality, things can go wrong. A beer might fall from the fridge and break during a busy service period, but if it keeps happening, you want to know why. SwiftPOS plays a crucial function in identifying and managing the root causes of wastage.

SwiftPOS Wastage Function Inventory Management

SwiftPOS has been built to be the backbone of a venue’s operations and reducing wastage is a key element we look to assist with. To this end our platform offers a user-friendly solution to monitor and manage wastage effectively. If you’re curious how we do this, here’s how to record wastages with SwiftPOS in three easy steps

Step 1: Identification of Wastage: If a bottle breaks or any other item needs to be marked as wastage, you can easily do so. Simply select the item in question, and it will appear in the sales grid. Once the item is selected, press the ‘Wastage’ button, and confirm the action. 

Step 2: One Plan Inventory: Use data to optimise your inventory management. If you know which items are more likely to be categorised as ‘wasted’, you can adjust your stock levels accordingly, minimising over-purchasing and waste.

Step 3: Training and Theft Prevention: If poor training practices or theft are contributing to wastage, use the data to identify areas where additional training is needed or implement security measures to deter people from taking things that they shouldn’t.

Use Data for Better Planning

One of the key advantages of SwiftPOS is its ability to collect and store data of sales over time. By analysing this data, you can make more informed decisions and forecast requirements for future events. Here’s how:

  1. Identify Trends: Look for patterns in sales of previous periods. Are there specific items or areas prone to wastage? Understanding these trends can help you take proactive measures to reduce future wastage.
  2. Plan Inventory: Use data to optimise your inventory management.If you know which items are more likely to be categorised as ‘wasted’, you can adjust your stock levels accordingly, minimising over-purchasing and waste.
  3. Training and Theft Prevention: If poor training practices or theft are contributing to wastage, use the data to identify areas where additional training is needed or implement security measures to deter people from taking things that they shouldn’t.

In the hospitality industry, where margins can be tight, every dollar saved matters. SwiftPOS offers a powerful tool, and out wastage function which forms part of the inventory management tool can help your business reduce waste and plan better. By using SwiftPOS to monitor and analyse wastage data, you can identify and address the root causes of wastage, optimise inventory, and ultimately improve your bottom line. Don’t let money go down the drain—take control of your wastage management with SwiftPOS.

In the hospitality industry, where margins can be tight, every dollar saved matters. SwiftPOS offers a powerful tool, and out wastage function which forms part of the inventory management tool can help your business reduce waste and plan better. By using SwiftPOS to monitor and analyse wastage data, you can identify and address the root causes of wastage, optimise inventory, and ultimately improve your bottom line. Don’t let money go down the drain—take control of your wastage management with SwiftPOS.