Wardrobe Stylist to the Mannequins
- Jul 14, 2016
I mean, conceivably, a low volume store that has several days to work thru inventory may be better positioned than a store that has to immediately turn around and unload back-to-back trailers.
We were in the unenviable position of having to do our annual inventory in the midst of our biggest pushes of xmas. On the day of inventory, I tried to convince WIS that it would be more optimal for me to back-stock the mini first and then let them count than to leave it on pallets and count it. But they insisted that there could be no delays. Subsequently, I strongly question the results of their counting. No way it's accurate. I really don't even see the value of annual inventories unless they can be performed to a standard that would likely be cost-prohibitive to actually execute.
The only way it makes sense to me is if the purpose is to approximate a dollar value of total store assets to within a plus/minus 10% for the purposes of financial reporting to Wall Street.
Anyway, I digress.
Coming from a low volume store, I can assure you, it is not any easier. We too have back-to-back trailers often, barely coming clean enough to unload the next and because we are low volume, we also don't really have the payroll to support any kind of actual efficiency for filling back pallets.
We've been lucky enough to never have to deal with heavy transitions during inventory at least.