We are often asked: "What's the best way to implement a barcode based inventory control when we don't have the digital inventory?". It's a fair question for companies that rely on third party crews to produce the inventory and for those handling a lot of import shipments. And the answer to that is simple:

get MFC

print the labels based on the number of pieces coming in

affix these labels on the incoming shipment and scan those pieces in and out of the warehouse: