Stock Control

The aim of stock control is to ensure stock levels remain accurate and there is sufficient stock available to meet its own needs and those of consumers. Key focus should be placed on this activity to ensure stocks are not too high, to minimise waste and to optimise the overall cost of the holding stock. Having too high or too low a stock can be harmful; too high a stock level represent money tied up and can impact on cash flow whereas too low stocks could result in not being able to satisfy order demand.

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