I am hoping maybe someone out there has been down this road already and can help me out.
We are a VERY small company (2 owners and 3 employees total), and we have a VERY simple operation where we bring in only ONE raw ingredient, ONE packaging material, and produce TWO very similar, yet distinct products.
We are looking for a free app (there are tons of warehouse/inventory apps out there for free...one of them has to work for what we need, right?) that will do the following:
- After we've finished production, we'll either be putting the product in a bulk bin (for bulk shipping) or into bulk totes (supersacks) of roughly 1 ton each. We want the flexibility to enter the production run as either one bulk entry with lot number, or split it into each supersack by lot number, but with specific weight and bag number for each supersack.
- We want to be able to print some sort of scannable label (one for a bulk lot; one for each supersack for a bagged lot)
- We want to be able to scan supersacks as we load them onto semi trucks, and have it compile into a complete list of each sack on the truck, complete with product ID, lot number, and bag number, which can then export to Excel or some other database
- We want to be able to scan and choose options (receive, move inventory, ship, rework, etc.) for each supersack or bulk lot
Any suggestions on where to start? Obviously, we could have an ERP-type program made custom for us, but we are a start-up and have VERY little capital available for software and equipment...so we're looking for something free that's Windows-based (for our production tablets) and, as a bonus, able to be used with our Android smartphones as well (though that is not a deal-breaker).
Any thoughts/help/ideas you have are more than welcome...thanks!