Cycle Count

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An inventory control method to count the inventory in regular intervals to prevent stockouts.

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What is a Cycle Count?

Cycle Count is a method of inventory control in shipping and logistics that involves regularly counting a subset of inventory items on a rotating basis, rather than conducting a full physical inventory count at once. 


The purpose of cycle counting is to ensure that inventory records are accurate and up-to-date, and to identify and address any discrepancies or issues with inventory levels before they become larger problems. By counting a small portion of the inventory on a regular basis, cycle counting allows for more frequent and targeted monitoring of inventory accuracy, which can help reduce the need for costly and time-consuming physical inventory counts. 

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