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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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Table of Contents
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
6.02 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
Appendix 1 Confidence Belt Charts
Appendix 2 Random Selection From A Database
Kanban Scheduling Systems
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