Ergonomic mobile workstation has on-board power to run a laptop computer, a printer, and a scanner or other device for at least eight hours of normal use. The economical unit has a small footprint (18.5″ x 22″) that makes it suitable for narrow aisles and small spaces. For efficient inventory management and many other tasks, the workstation eliminates unnecessary foot travel and paperwork. In a receiving department, for example, inbound products can be inspected, labeled, and rerouted at the same cart. At the back of the unit is an 18″ storage compartment.