At Zenventory we’re proud of the inventory accuracy our customers enjoy. Interestingly, our cycle counting module has sparked debate among our users.
Implementing a cycle counting process in your warehouse means that you are counting parts of your warehouse frequently rather than closing your entire warehouse for a count which is costly. For example, you may chose to rotate through counts daily or weekly based on items or locations.
Cycle counts can be triggered for may reasons. For example, high value items and have high turnover should be counted more often. Maybe counts of a particular item is frequently incorrect. Even worse, you have an item in your warehouse that experiences leakage for various reasons. Of course you warehouse manager may choose to create ad hoc counts as well based on an item or its location.
Once a cycle count is created in Zenventory the debate begins. They cycle count is available on a printed sheet or on our mobile software. When the employee arrives at the location to count, would you rather your employee see the item’s expected quantity and agree to the value presented or hide the expected quantity and have the employee physically enter the quantity counted. One may argue the former is more efficient, but the later follow GAP accounting rules. Zenventory supports both methods.
What are your thoughts?
-Dale Swanson – CEO of Ubiquia, Inc.
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