Small Company Inventory Control - Need Opinions
I work for a small company that mostly does rentals - meaning we ship stuff out, and, at some point, it comes back. We do also do sales, but rentals accounts for probably 95% or more of our customers.
For the last few years, we've been pretty much flying by the seat of our pants as far as inventory goes. There's no way to track what's coming up unless you manually take a look at the upcoming gigs and do a mental guestimation of what you think might go out on those jobs. There's also the "hey, the shelves seem kinda empty. Do we have enough gear?" thing that happens on occasion, which normally causes us to spend extra cash to rush order more equipment.
It's finally time to sink a bit of time and money into dealing with the situation. But where do we begin?
Hopefully looking for input on systems you've used or heard specifically about or just found on the interwebs, if that's the way you roll.
Thanks in advance for any help y'all can give!