What is Inventory Solutions?

Blackwoods’ Inventory Solutions ensures you have on hand what you need, when you need it.

Any business or government agency that requires immediate, reliable access to maintenance parts, tools, chemicals or cleaning supplies can depend on Blackwoods’ appropriately named ‘Inventory Solutions’.

Simply put, Inventory Solutions ensures that you always have the right supplies, at the right price, in the right place, helping you reduce cost, free up capital and increase supply efficiencies.

“We’re passionate about providing our customers with the very best innovative solutions to better manage inventory, reduce cost, free up capital and improve productivity,” said Rob Clarke, National Manager for Inventory Solutions. “No matter how big or small your business, Blackwoods has a solution that can be tailored to suit your needs.”

Inventory Solutions consists of four distinct services, which may be used in combination to ensure optimum outcomes:


Whether on your site or at one of Blackwoods’ mobile stores, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) provides reliable and immediate availability of all your stock needs, reducing inventory holdings and removing obsolescence. Managed by professionals geared with the latest technology and quality advice, Blackwoods takes the pain away from managing inventory, enabling you to focus on what you do best.


Blackwoods has a range of equipment to vend almost any quantity and type of product. These automated cabinets are designed specifically to control spend and remove wastage. Convenient 24hr access to all the items and equipment you need to get the job done at the point of use provides saving with more time spent on the job.


Whether you need to cater for a shutdown refurbishment, require a remote or temporary store, or you’ve simply run out of room, Blackwoods has a range of mobile store options to suit your needs. It can cater for the storage of any item – from bulk dry store containers to dangerous goods and customer-built mobile offices/warehouses. The containers come in a range of 10, 20 and 40 foot combinations.


To save time and money, scanning solutions allow for total control of your inventory, improved accuracy of supply and shortened delivery times. Blackwoods has a range of services from customer-managed options to fully integrated and automated ERP solutions.

Be informed, be assured

This portfolio of services is backed by two critically important support functions, customised reporting and product inspection.

Whether to follow changing market conditions or to fine-tune your inventory levels, customised reporting enables you to maintain total visibility and control of your product spending.

When it comes to total control over your product inventory, it also means quality control. Blackwoods’ product inspection provides unequivocal assurance that products in your inventory are certified and safe to use.

Customers agree

“On the Princes Highway Upgrade, Foxground and Berry Project, Blackwoods provided Fulton Hogan with an on-site container for the sale and distribution of consumables and small tools.

“Blackwoods were a pleasure to deal with and provided seamless service from negotiating an arrangement, establishment on site, supplying product, invoicing and responding to special requests.

“In particular, Blackwoods was able to re-stock without delay, amend their inventory list to reflect site needs and the electronic transaction system provided, streamlined the process for distributing product to site. I look forward to working with Blackwoods again in the future.”

Andrew Debeck, Procurement Manager, Fulton Hogan

The right people

“Inventory Solutions is backed by Australia’s largest industrial and safety supplier,” said Mr Clarke. “With 135 years of experience behind us, you can safely rely on the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of the Blackwoods people behind this service.

“When it comes to product range selection, product knowledge, industry experience and expert know-how, the Blackwoods employees both in the stores and the ones staffing on-site facilities not only have a thorough product knowledge but extensive industry experience as well, assisting you in optimising your inventory and helping with invaluable advice as required, too.

“Having the right inventory on hand will allow your business to run smoothly, efficiently, and productively. Guaranteed.”

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