Strategos Guide To Cycle Counting & Inventory Accuracy

Counting That Counts 

Quarterman Lee's latest book takes the mystery out of cycle counting. This is a book for practitioners who want inventory accuracy quickly and simply. It expands on our web articles with 74 pages, 34 illustrations and 11 tables.

Like our other Strategos Guides, it has clear, step-by-step instructions for the most common situations. Yet, it presents enough theory and background for a deeper understanding that allows adaptation to unique situations and circumstances. It explains the statistical aspects without the usual statistical notation and mathematics.

But, the real issue is inventory accuracy and cycle counting is only part of the solution. Without process improvement and transaction reduction, cycle counting generates wasted effort and may bring poor results. This book examines the whole picture and shows how to develop a comprehensive Inventory Accuracy strategy that meshes with Lean concepts.

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"I want to thank you for one of the best presentations re: cycle counting, and general physical inventory control I’ve read.  At my current client your document was of great help in getting the warehouse staff to understand the power of the cycle count method of taking inventory. "

Jim Juster

Logistics Consultant

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3. Copyright for all material is held by Strategos, Inc.

Table of Contents

Author’s Preface
Contents
Tables
1.0 Inventory Accuracy

1.01 What Inventory Accuracy Is and Why It Matters

1.02 How To Measure Inventory Accuracy

1.03 Causes & Cures

2.0 Cycle Counting

2.01 Introduction To Cycle Counting

2.02 Why Cycle Counting works

2.03 Designing The Program

2.04 Selection Methods

2.05 Improving Effectiveness

2.06 Estimating Resources

2.07 Timing And Interference With Operations

2.08 Cycle Counting Implementation

3.0 Physical Inventories

3.01 The Annual Inventory

3.02 Conducting A Successful Audit

3.03 Cards, Count Sheets, Barcodes

3.04 Staffing For The Physical Inventory

4.0 Process Improvement

4.01 Prevention Versus Correction

4.02 Root Causes of Inventory Errors

4.03 Process Improvement Example

4.04 Theft & Shrinkage

5.0 Reducing Transaction Volume

5.01 The Drivers of High Transaction Volume

5.02 Techniques For Transaction Reduction

5.03 Transaction Reduction Example

6.0 Strategies For Inventory Accuracy

6.01 Introduction

6.02 Combining PI and Cycle Counting For Error Correction

6.03 Error Prevention

6.04 Organizing the Implementation Project

6.05 A Final Word

About The Author
Appendices

APP2-Kanban Systems

Appendix 1 Confidence Belt Charts

Appendix 2 Random Selection From A Database

Kanban Scheduling Systems

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