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Cycle Counting and Inventory Accuracy

Five Weeks To Inventory Record Accuracy

Cycle Counting - Physical Inventories - Error Prevention - Transaction Reduction

Accurate inventory records are attainable. This seminar not only explains how, it guides your team through the design of an inventory accuracy program for your facility. Your team will decide how to:

Program Summary

Format Onsite Kaizen Event Online Who Should Attend?
Time 1-Day 1-2 wks Materials Managers
Warehouse Stockers
Inventory Trackers
Cycle Counters
Cost $3600 (Includes Travel) $2600
Participants 5-40 5-20
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414

Participants Will Learn...

Program Outline



Team Tasks



►Organize Kaizen Team

►Read Chapters 1 & 2

►Preliminary Information


1.0 Inventory Accuracy

What It Is and Why It Matters

How To Measure Accuracy

2.0 Cycle Counting

Introduction To Cycle Counting

Why Cycle Counting works

Designing The Program

Selection Methods

Improving Effectiveness

►Gather Information

►Estimate Error Creation Rate

►Investigate Software Capabilities

►Setup ABC Classes

►Establish Count Tolerances


2.0 Cycle Counting (Continued)

Estimating Resources

Timing And Interference

Cycle Counting Implementation

►Scenarios w/Strategos Estimator

►Estimate Resources

►Design Program


3.0 Process Improvement

Prevention Versus Correction

Root Causes of Inventory Errors

Process Improvement Example

►Identify An Error Source

►Determine Root Causes/Solutions


4.0 Reducing Transaction Volume

Drivers of High Volume

Techniques For Reduction

Transaction Reduction Example

►Prepare Product Process Chart

►ID Transaction Reduction Opportunities


5.0 Physical Inventories

The Annual Inventory

Conducting A Successful Audit

Cards, Count Sheets, Barcodes

Staffing For The Inventory

6.0 Inventory Accuracy Strategies

Combining PI & Cycle Counting

Error Prevention

Organizing The Implementation

►Develop Accuracy Strategy

►Plan Implementation

Theoretic Results

Actual Results

Guide To Cycle Counting-Training Edition

Guide To Cycle Counting & Inventory Accuracy

Statistical Sampling

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The Strategos Guide To Value Stream and Process Mapping goes  beyond symbols and arrows. In over 163 pages it tells the reader not only how to do it but what to do with it.

Strategos Guide to Value Stream & Process Mapping

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Books & Videos

Guide to Cycle Counting

Warehouse Planning Guide

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