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Whatever your inventory challenge, we pride ourselves on partnering with you to solve it. Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us info@associatesinventory.com or call us at 406-245-3676 or go to our CONTACT form page.
We currently conduct physical inventories in-house. Why do we need an inventory counting service?
Associates Inventory Service can bring value to the inventory process in these ways:
  • Greater accuracy and time savings vs. internal counts
  • More objective than an internal count
  • More productive than an internal count - lets your staff focus on the tasks they do best
  • Less disruptive than internal counts - our trained counting staff can work seamlessly around your schedule
How can an outside service be more accurate than our own people?
Because taking inventory is our full time job, we have developed an expertise with the process. Our people are trained extensively in inventory best practices and methodology, so that we can deliver greater accuracy and speed.
How can using an inventory counting service be more cost effective than using our own people?
Doing your own inventory may be more expensive than you think. Lost production time is only one of the hidden costs. Because we bring our own specially trained staff, yours can focus on what they do best. You get greater accuracy while maximizing your resources. That's value.
What experience does Inventory Associates have in our industry??
Our staff has over 100 years experience completing thousands of inventories for many hundreds of clients. Our extensive experience in the retail and warehouse sectors has prepared us to handle almost any inventory challenge.
Our people know our inventory and individual parts. How can AIS do as good a job as our own people?
Because in most industries there is a lot of crossover among parts, chances are our staff is familiar with your inventory. What really speeds up the process and produces accurate results is the methodology that we have developed in over 100 years of experience.
What steps does Associates Inventory take to ensure quality service?
We train our staff, use on-site supervision and follow a methodology that - from planning to execution - ensures accurate and efficient counts.
How flexible is Inventory Associates in scheduling inventories?
Very. We can be available to start working 24/7. Whenever it is most convenient for you to have us work on your site.
What advantages does your company have over the competition?
One of the biggest advantages is a more experienced crew. AIS supervisors, as well as all our staff, have many years of service in the inventory field. Plus, as a small company, we are able to send you the same crew for future inventories. A dedicated crew helps maintain an accurate inventory each and every time and provides personalized service. Another advantage is that we are able to provide a better inventory for less. We also have a referral program. If you refer business to us, we will discount your next inventory!
Are my results confidential?
Absolutely! Your audits are known only to those in our firm who have a need to know. Not only that, we won't use your company's name to promote our service to others (unless we ask for and receive your written permission).
Are your rates competitive?
Our rates are very competitive. With low overhead, most of the time we are much lower than the competition.
And the BEST one of all: We already use an inventory service to count our stock.
Good for you. HOWEVER, do you know that National Services are using your counts as a classroom, training new people in financial inventory? Most of the Big boys hire staff to perform scan inventories for their national accounts. They simply can't afford to have their best employees counting your store when they have a BIG-MART going down the street, so they train new people in YOUR store, while charging YOU the big-name fees! AIS does exactly the opposite. We offer BIG-MART service at budget prices to everyone; and our staff is the best around. With quaranteed lower fees, don't you think you should look into Associates Inventory Service?

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Associates Inventory Service
1040 Lost View Drive
PO Box 50687
Billings, MT 59105


Phone: 406-245-3676
Toll Free: 877-240-4647
Mobile: 406-698-6506
E-Mail: info@AssociatesInventory.com

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