Stock takings seem to be very cumbersome. I’d like to have a fool proof point of sales, that can be operated with only a bar code scanner. I am willing to put development effort into that.
Is already any development on the way in that direction? If not so, is anyone interested in joining me?
How much work are you willing to put into development? What is your exact use-case? Maybe I can give you some hints and tell you the missing/existing parts, if you give more information.
There are multiple things to consider a “correct” solution, since stock management isn’t a strength of foodsoft yet. My current vision includes handling for stock-order independent stock-takings and management of price changes.
Use case: I want equip a small closed room with about 100 different
stock articles. Members can enter at any time and take whatever they want.
Here’s my vision for the basic check out work flow:
Switch on computer
Scan the bar code on your member card
Scan the bar code of every item you have taken
Review list shown by the computer
Accept by scanning a bar code labelled “Accept”
Switch off computer
After that, the total amount spent must be debited from the account of
the ordergroup of the member.
Additionally there should be a bar code around for cancellation (and
maybe some for numbers, for the case of taking larger quantities). The
computer can be small, it must be capable of running a lightweight
browser. It should boot very quickly or have low standby power consumption.
Yes, we need stock-order independent stock-takings for this. What is the
problem with price change management? The stock articles could just be
sold for the latest price.
I am willing to spend a considerable amount of work, but it is a low