My friend who works for a big manufacturing company as an inventory manager had a hard time with keeping track of stocks. They were using a manual system where periodic counting had to be done. So he suggested to top management to get a barcode system his department can use for easier tracking of inventory. They can use barcode scanners to easily count stocks for delivery and on hand.
Top management said yes and signed off on the proposal. Now my friend has to find a reliable vendor to help them install, set up and implement the system. He also needs someone from the vendor to orient and train his people on the use of the barcode system.