Cycle Counting

Cycle Counting reduces or eliminates the need for physical inventories by periodically counting a small amount of inventory. The periods can vary based on auditor requirements and item value. Cycle Counting offers several benefits:

Quick: Cycle Counting is a very quick process because only a subset of inventory is counted at one time. Cycle Counting is usually integrated into the daily operations of the warehouse.

Validation: Cycle Counting validates the count and location of all inventory. Any discrepancies will be picked up and corrective measures can be taken.

Cost Effective: Warehouses usually need to stop receiving and shipping in order to perform a physical inventory. Often, additional personnel will be brought in to help with the physical inventory process. Cycle Counting eliminates the need to shut down the warehouse and doesn’t require any extra staffing.