I just bought my 1st service van. I have been working out of a small pickup for 1.5 years now, the length of time I have had my company.
Here's the deal:
My pickup stayed in a mess. I had parts in a big black weatherproof box in the back, parts in the passenger seat, parts in the truck toolbox, and often accumulated a part or two in my toolbag.
I could almost never find what I was looking for. I have a van now, more parts, and probably more mess. I'm hoping to deal with the problem a little better now that I have more room. No more excuses.
Instead of running to the supply house when I need a part I might have on the van, I want to know what exactly IS on the van
I was wondering if there was a device that was just for inventory. What I would like to do (there are only so many bins on the van) is keep track of what I have with this "device". I'm gonna organize my parts the best I can, but before I spend 5 or 10 mins looking for a part I'd like to open the device, punch in the part number, and see if it's on the van or not.
Is there any such device? I know a laptop would work but it's a pain to drag out of the case, keep the battery charged, etc. I'm looking for a lazy way out.
Pen and paper is a better possibility that a laptop IMO.
Any ideas or do any such devices exist?
Oh, and I also had parts in a spare bedroom, in the garage, in the shop, and under the couch. Confusion abound!
Edited by jkirksey1889, 22 December 2012 - 02:27 PM.