I am off my recent series today to note an inventory method leaders can use.
Inventory is a time consuming headache. Naturally, depending on your product or boss, you may need to do a 100% inventory anywhere from annually to daily.
As most of us are somewhere in between, we as leaders can keep our people on their toes by doing cycle counts. We choose some important part or item each week and check that count thoroughly and force answers till it matches the books.
By a rotating look at various parts, you can find out a great deal and get your people moving to get inventory right the first time. Another point is workers like to get caught doing things right. So catching people doing inventory right has double benefits.
Stay on top of inventory and it will be your friend and not your headache