Inventory Management Optimization

Transform Operations with the Power of Intelligent Automation

A modern approach to inventory management that leverages automation to drive success an business outcomes.

Reduce operating costs by removing manual processes and error-prone tasks.

Forward Process Automation

Scale supply chain operations in a dynamic setting using greater data accuracy.

Automate to Accelerate

Advanced automation technologies help you reduce costs and accelerate processes. It’s the most critical solution you can use to fill the gaps and meet the challenges you face every day in optimizing your warehouse inventory management and supply chain.

A lack of automation means organizations must depend solely on employees to track stock levels, related sales, financial data, and supply chain activity. Automation can remove any employee barriers and is applicable to an abundance of industries.

When strategically implementing automation of inventory management, your organization can realize lots of advantages that contribute to revenue, meaningful work for employees, and a competitive advantage.

Process orders and customer delivery more efficiently.

Meet inventory demand fulfillment.

Access real-time data on warehouse inventory.

Track tasks related to inventory management.

Increase accuracy in stock transferring records.

Increase reporting visibility on multiple locations.

Alleviate the Pain Points of Inventory Management Optimization

Inventory management can cause many challenges, including:

  • Burdens of data entry and the human errors associated with it

  • Workers who are frustrated and disengaged because they are reactionary resources, not proactive problem solvers

  • Decreased throughput

  • Lack of traceability to identify issues

  • No access to clear insights on processes

  • The need to strengthen supply chain resiliency to ensure greater flexibility and an ability to meet demands in real time

Removing these pain points requires an innovative approach to inventory management, supported by intelligent optimization.

Intelligent Automation can reduce manual task entry by up to 95%.

How Automation Works in Inventory Management Optimization

Just as physical robots can automate physical activities, software bots can do the same for repetitive digital tasks with precision, from updating spreadsheets to responding proactively to real-world signals via IoT sensors.

The process begins by understanding inventory management challenges and end goals. Solutions are custom-built, providing you with all the foundational components and consulting, support, and maintenance.

Automation Steps:

  • Identify processes in your warehouse and supply chain operations that will bring the most value when automated.
  • Design the automation for RPA and IPA with low-code applications.
  • Test the automation workflows.
  • Deploy the automation in your environment.
  • Find new insights after implementation through process mining.

Measure automation effectiveness and engage in continual improvement.

Smart Inventory Management Automation Solutions

Automation tools deliver streamlined processes for inventory management. Here’s what you can do with each of these tools:


  • RPA: Interacts with structured databases, inventory lists, or department systems to automate repetitive work.
  • Intelligent document processing: Extracts data from labels and boxes efficiently.
  • Process mining and process intelligence: Provides direct insights into how inventory management is executing currently or historically.
  • User experience (UX): Supports inventory management application interfaces, other forms, and chatbots.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML): Identifies problems or requests for inventory replacement when specific scenarios occur or will occur.
  • E2E orchestration: Monitors other systems and schedules or triggers operations across systems to ensure perfect alignment.

Inventory Management Optimization: Real-World Use Cases

Implementing automation is unique for every operation. Consider how these use cases can improve inventory management:

Automation Steps:

  • Submit new requests for items easily.
  • Replenish items automatically.
  • Handle approvals and rules.
  • Track the status of workflows and operations.
  • Build and distribute spreadsheets, notifications, and reports.
  • Import spreadsheets to create multiple requests.
  • Scan barcodes and labels instantly, saving time on data entry.
  • Analyze inventory database and proactively trigger replenishment.
  • Improve report processing efficiencies.
  • Measure automation effectiveness and engage in continual improvement.

The Benefits of Automation in Inventory Management

Your organization can realize these advantages when deploying automation technologies:


  • Accelerate processes and reduce manual work to enable employees to engage in more meaningful work.
  • Reduce the chance of human error by leveraging intelligent document processing.
  • Boost efficiency and productivity with automated inventory systems, reducing manual task entry by up to 95 percent.
  • Access real-time insights and tracking to find discrepancies in counts faster and address them proactively.
  • Trace data through lots to improve decision-making on what to automate next.

6 Use Cases for Automated Inventory Management

Automating Order Entry

Manufacturers often have fluctuations in demand. In peak times, it can be a race to manage all orders. A shoe manufacturer had this issue and previously added more staff during its busy season. By leveraging RPA, they automated order entry and saved money on labor while improving accuracy.  

Buyers Need Supplier Status

Ashling customer Oshkosh Corporation manufactures emergency, industrial, defense, and postal service vehicles. They came to us with an inventory bottleneck. Buyers had to send up to 150 emails a day to check on supplier fulfillment. These tasks required many hours, keeping them from being productive in other areas. The solution was to automate this process. As a result, the buyers had more time to develop alternative suppliers.

Hospital Operations Medication and Supply Inventory Management

Hospitals have massive amounts of medication and supplies required to treat patients. The operations arm must manage stocking, ordering, and logistics, which are often manual processes. The larger the facility, the more challenging it becomes. Automation technology eliminates the manual aspect and supports overall operational efficiency.

Grocery Store Inventory Management for Online Orders

Grocery stores pivoted during the pandemic to offer buy online pick up in-store (BOPIS), and delivery. However, just because a customer orders something doesn’t mean it’s in stock. Real-time availability provides a better experience for shoppers and less work for those picking the items, who may otherwise have to find alternatives or update information manually.

Adopting RFID to Drive Accuracy

Warehouse operations spend the bulk of their budget on labor. However, those workers aren’t providing the most value they could if they’re stuck with manual auditing. Infusing automation related to RFID tracking reduces the cost associated with auditing, ensures more accuracy of inventory throughout the stream, and enables workers to work on higher-level needs to support the business.

E-Commerce Order Fulfillment in Real-Time

By automating e-commerce inventory management, companies can be very specific on availability and when the item will arrive. Consumers expect this, as the largest players in the space emphasize these points. When shoppers are confident that they’ll have the item in time for holiday gifts, special occasions, or other time-sensitive needs, they’ll be more apt to purchase, which can boost revenue.

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Leverage the Power of Intelligent Automation to Improve Inventory Management

The need to respond to internal and external expectations means your inventory management system must be proactive and modernized. The best course of action is intelligent automation (IA). When you leverage the power of IA, you’ll infuse traditional operations with new energy, gaining cost savings and a competitive edge.

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