Warehouse Dispatch

Cycle Counting: Periodic Versus Perpetual

Posted by Reid Curley on Sep 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to inventory counting, there is a lot of vocabulary to learn. You may have heard the terms "perpetual" and "periodic" being used in reference to your count. In the past, an annual physical inventory was considered to be a periodic inventory because the inventory was only counted once per counting period. Cycle counting is considered perpetual because updates happen on a continual basis. However, even within cycle counting, your inventory may be periodic or perpetual. Here's how:

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3 Reasons to Choose Cycle Counts Over Physical Counts

Posted by Reid Curley on Sep 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

There are several reasons that cycle counting is better than performing physical inventory counts. Unfortunately, many people dread inventory so much that the idea of being locked in perpetual inventory counting mode is scary. Here are a few reasons that you should stop fearing cycle counting and start thinking about how it will help you.

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Can Software Improve Cycle Counting?

Posted by Reid Curley on Aug 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

We've talked extensively about using your warehouse management system to implement a cycle counting program for your warehouse. One thing we haven't discussed is how different warehouse management programs can affect the quality of your cycle counting results. Not all systems are the same. In truth, there are several features that may make one better for cycle counting than another.

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Choosing a Cycle Counting Method

Posted by Reid Curley on Aug 10, 2017 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to implementing a cycle counting program, you will achieve the greatest results when you choose the best method for your needs. There are several sampling methods available for your warehouse. Despite their differences, they still share all of the benefits that make cycle counting useful in the first place. So how should you go about evaluating the various methods for your warehouse?

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Benefits of the ABC Method in Cycle Counting

Posted by Reid Curley on Jul 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You may have heard about one part of the cycle counting system known as the ABCs. While the ABC classification method is not the only cycle counting strategy around, it is definitely one of the most widely used systems thanks to its simplicity and application.

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3 Ways Cycle Counting Improves Accuracy

Posted by Reid Curley on Jul 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to cycle counting, accuracy is the single most important factor. However, accuracy is not only an integral part of the process, it is also a byproduct of the system itself. The more you count, the more accurate your counts will be. Here are the three areas where you will see major improvements in accuracy with the help of cycle counting.

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6 Best Practices for Cycle Counting Procedures

Posted by Reid Curley on Jul 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Cycle counting is becoming ubiquitous in warehouses around the world, but there are still steps you can take to stay ahead of your competitors and make your process more efficient. These six cycle counting best practices will help you see great returns with a faster, more accurate count.

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Top Benefits of Cycle Counting Using a WMS

Posted by Reid Curley on Jul 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The benefits of cycle counting were discovered long ago, but the biggest challenge is how to manage the counting process day in and day out. It is easy to see how an ongoing inventory count could turn into a nightmare if you are relying on manual reporting methods. That's why the Warehouse Management System (WMS) has become an integral part of handling the difficulties of cycle counting, making this method more accessible to warehouses of all sizes.

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How Does Cycle Counting Work?

Posted by Reid Curley on Jul 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You've been hearing a lot about cycle counting, and you're considering making the transition. But what is it about cycle counting that really makes a difference? How does cycle counting work and why does it send shockwaves through your organization that can boost your profits?

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Cycle Counting: Cost Considerations

Posted by Reid Curley on Jul 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Moving from annual physical inventory counts to a modern cycle counting program is one of the best decisions you can make today. However, the transition requires careful planning and budgeting. It isn't as simple as just changing the way you schedule your counts. You will also need to evaluate the costs of staffing, hardware and software needed to make your program successful. Here's a look at some of the costs associated with implementing cycle counting for your warehouse.

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