Inventory security warehouse

Inventory security as a prerequisite for regulated goods handling

A view of the inventory, for example via IT systems, is the basis for sales in any form. To ensure availability in its entirety, a high degree of inventory security is required. This is to either prevent or document loss of goods in order to obtain accurate data at any time.

In order to create the conditions for a high level of inventory security in the warehouse, regular checks are necessary. Typically, this means regularly scheduled inventories as well as inspections by pickers.

Possible reasons for deviating figures (= low stock reliability):

  • Spoilage of goods
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Unclean documentation
  • Inefficient inventory management system

Small-scale checks have become established in order to monitor ongoing operations. These include the reconciliation of residual stocks after loading as well as the control of the load itself. A comparison of the numerical values with the physical warehouse stock is carried out via the so-called residual quantity report, irrespective of an inventory.


Logistik-Lexikon Bestandsicherheit

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