cycle count



Periodic inventory system audit-practice in which different portions of an inventory are counted or physically checked on a continuous schedule. Each portion is counted at a definite, preset frequency to ensure counting of each item at least once in an accounting period (usually an year). Fast-moving or more expensive items are counted more often than slower moving or less expensive ones, and certain items are counted every day. Also called cycle inventory.

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  • You need to understand how the cycle count will affect your product and adapt to how the customers perceive it.

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  • Once in a great while we did a cycle count which was essential, but it took a really long time and was very boring.

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  • You should try to follow the cycle count and stay close to it so that you will know you are proceeding in the correct way.

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