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Inventory physical count process: A best practice discourse


Chandren, Sitraselvi and Nadarajan, Santhirasegaran and Abdullah, Zaimah (2015) Inventory physical count process: A best practice discourse. International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM), 4 (3). pp. 87-93. ISSN 2050-7399

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Abstract

The inventory physical count is an activity conducted by firms to confirm and inspect physical inventory balance to book balance. The inventories are one of the major expenditure for the firms particularly the manufacturing industries which materially influence the financial results. For reliable financial results, firms need to organize inventory physical count in effective and efficient manner with best practices for quality inventories balance results.The results of the inventory physical count are essential to firms financial reporting as inventories influence on the firm performance and position. The correctness in inventory balances provides assurance to financial performance and position of firms.Thus, the purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the operational aspect of inventory physical count in terms of the roles played by the management and personnel in-charge of inventory physical count and how inventory physical count is organized and conducted from the beginning stage to ending stage.This paper provides a clear understanding of the general inventory physical count process including the best practices of this process as a strategy to achieve the desired inventory physical count results. This paper will be a guide on inventory physical count process to academic, practitioners and knowledge to students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inventory, Inventory Management, Physical Inventory Count
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Mdm. Sitraselvi Chandren
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 08:24
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16069

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