Many offices are currently managing their dental supplies using Excel spreadsheets, binders full of papers, and even Post-It notes. Others rely on the power of memory. The dental team’s primary focus is patient care, and unfortunately, this leaves little time for inventory management.
Changing office protocol and procedures can certainly be challenging, especially when the introduction of technology is involved. At Sowingo, we recognize these challenges and have developed a hybrid, paper-based solution to ease staff into adapting the inventory management software and managing dental supplies online. Log sheets are Sowingo’s answer to transitioning from the inventory management systems currently implemented in practices (if any) towards a paperless solution.
How to use the hybrid ‘Log Sheets’
- Sowingo’s Log Sheets can be printed online from: https://sowingo.com/#/app/inventory/log_sheets/intro
- When a supply is removed from the shelf, simply record it on the log sheet (estimated time < 10 seconds).
- Reconcile the paper log sheet with the electronic version online to update your supply levels. Sowingo recommends updating inventory log sheets either daily (estimated time < 5 minutes) or weekly (estimated time < 30 minutes).
As little as 5 minutes a day is all it takes to manage your inventory! To get started now, visit www.sowingo.com.