There seems to be quite a lot of confusion around Cycle Counting vs. Stocktaking. So, before we discuss the importance of Cycle Counting, we will need to understand WHAT Cycle Counting is, and What Cycle Counting is NOT:
What is a Cycle Count?
Traditional inventory audits or stock takes, involve counting all of the stock that the organization has on a particular date. Typically this is at the end of the year but can be monthly, depending upon the organization’s Stock Control Policy.