The clothing wholesale and distribution business presents distinct inventory management challenges, compared with managing other types of inventory. The most obvious difference is that you may have hundreds or even thousands of SKUs for items that are similar, but have to be tracked separately. For example, the same style sweater may be available in several colors and also many different sizes.
A single product style, if available in 7 colors and 9 sizes, would create 63 separate individual SKUs (products) to track. This can complicate order entry and processing – not to mention setting up the inventory in the first place. Fortunately, there are solutions, such as Scout Software, that will automate this process for you – generating all the required SKUs for a product group from a single definition process.