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Managing stock

Find out more about stock management and inventory control with our selection of articles, links and guides to help you identify best practice, techniques and tools to apply to your business.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Sensing change

Organizations across all kinds of industries are making use of advances in sensor technologies, wireless networks and analytics software to retrieve real-time information on their inventories. However, sensors and tracking systems divulged their data only at certain points along the supply chain.

Counting techniques to improve accuracy in the warehouse

How using a warehouse management system in tandem with mobile scanners can help control the movement and storage of merchandise within a warehouse.

Why non-stock inventory is a no-no

Allen Ray offers some ideas on how to eliminate non-stock inventory items, which he believes are the scourge of the electrical wholesaling industry.

Single inventory accuracy: the holy grail of retail

The ability to accurately pinpoint where stock is at every point in the supply chain is one of the biggest challenges facing retailers today. Caroline Baldwin looks at some possible solutions.

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Useful links 

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Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) 
Professional body representing individuals and organisations in the field of purchasing and supply chain management. Resources on the website include category management and supply management models, a CEO checklist, document templates and glossary.

International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) 
Federation of national and regional purchasing associations. The body produces a monthly Ezine and offers an additional selection each month of useful articles and links.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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