New Version of Inventory Accuracy is now available. 

The newly published second edition (August 2021) of Inventory Accuracy has been reviewed by the author and updated to reflect technology advances since the first version was published.

Inventory Accuracy: People, Processes, & Technology

A comprehensive treatment of  Inventory Accuracy and Cycle Counting in distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing environments.

Inventory accuracy starts with an understanding of the conditions under which errors occur and ends with error-resistant processes, intelligent use of technology, a well-trained and highly motivated workforce, and an ongoing process of continuous improvement. In between, there’s cycle counting, root cause analysis, process evaluation, user interface design, procedures, employee training, accountability, control methods, process checks, audits, exception reporting, transaction techniques, measurement, counting methods, bar codes, RF systems, speech-based technology, light systems, and software.

Inventory Accuracy: People, Processes, & Technology covers all of these topics and more in a comprehensive treatment of the subject of inventory accuracy in distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing environments. In addition to documenting the standard tools and techniques used to achieve accuracy, the author provides insights as to why many of the standard solutions don’t provide the best results and offers alternative methods. The focus on practical solutions that take into account the sometimes-conflicting priorities that affect accuracy, results in an approach that not only looks good on paper, but more importantly, works in the real world.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Physical inventories
  • Cycle counting
  • Training
  • Audits
  • Backflushing
  • Bar code scanners
  • Portable computers
  • Wearable systems
  • Blind counts
  • Checking methods
  • Confirmation transactions
  • Employee testing
  • Control methods
  • Event-triggered count methods
  • Cycle count options
  • Exception reporting
  • Counting scales
  • Voice-directed tasks
  • Pick-to-light
  • Reconciling count
  • Warehouse management systems
  • Locator systems
  • Negative inventory
  • Non-stock inventory
  • Unit-of-measure conversions
  • Multi-plant processing
  • 24/7 operations
  • Outsourcing
  • WIP tracking
  • Scrap reporting
  • 1D and 2D bar codes
  • Paperless systems
  • Task interleaving
  • ABC stratification
  • Accuracy measurements
  • RFID
  • Allocations
  • Error analysis
  • Advanced shipment notifications
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     ISBN 0972763134

    Format:      Paperback, 352 pages
Author:       David J. Piasecki
Publisher:  Ops Publishing (August, 2021)
ISBN:  978-0-9727631-3-4