What’s in Store for Smartphone and Tablet Suppliers in 2013?

What goes up must come down. Smartphones and tablets have been some of the hottest-selling products in the world for the past few years, but things may be changing soon, according to a BGR article:

Apple tablets and smartphones, Fishbowl Blog“Unnamed industry sources suggest overzealous smartphone and tablet vendors may have caused a pileup as 2012 draws to an end, leaving the first quarter in question for a number of suppliers.”

Since this report comes from an unnamed source, we should take it with a grain of salt. But if it is true, it could cause a seesaw effect as vendors overcompensate for their recent overbuying. As they decrease their orders of various parts and components, these vendors could be caught unprepared if it turns out that they miscalculated consumer demand once again.

All of this could have been prevented by a simple solution: inventory management software. Instead of being “overzealous” when making important decisions, business leaders should rely on hard data. This takes emotion out of the equation and helps leaders notice trends and patterns that they would otherwise likely miss.

Inventory management software gives vendors, retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and virtually any other type of business detailed reports on sales, orders, supply chains, stock levels, and more. Armed with this information, business leaders can decide how much inventory they need to keep in stock at any given time, thus minimizing both shortages and overstocks.

Whether you’re working with high-tech gadgets like smartphones and tablets or you’re producing food using a variety of ingredients, you’ll find inventory management software equally valuable to your operations. Sign up for an inventory software demo today to see how it can benefit your business.


About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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