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Inventory Record Accuracy: Unleashing the Power of Cycle Counting, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-00860-7
208 pages
July 2007
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Praise for INVENTORY RECORD ACCURACY

"This updated version of Inventory Record Accuracy preserves its humorous and easy-to-read style. Supply chain practitioners, in traditional or lean manufacturing, will find it a helpful guide. Cleverly outlined, the rigorous yet simple process for both on-hand and on-order inventory provides accuracy levels required for real-time data systems."
-Maria Teodorovic, Quality Systems Manager Weyerhaeuser Corporation

"Inventory Record Accuracy is truly a practitioner's guide. The book's collection of anecdotes provides real-life insight into the potential challenges of achieving IRA, and the combination of an easy-to-read text and simple drawings makes this book an easy road map to follow on the proven path to higher inventory record accuracy."
-John Dietz, Director, Manufacturing Resource Planning Lockheed Martin Space Systems

"Brooks and Wilson are the experts on inventory record accuracy. Inventory Record Accuracy goes right to the core of the issues without a lot of soft-soaping. Every materials manager, stockroom manager, and cycle counting supervisor should have a copy within arm's reach."
-Adrian R. Barrett, 6 Sigma Master Black Belt Caterpillar, Inc.

"Excellent coverage of a fundamentally important topic. By far, the best book on the subject I've ever read. The three-phase approach to inventory record accuracy should be required reading for all manufacturing managers."
-Edward W. Davis, Professor of Business AdministrationThe Darden School, University of Virginia
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Introduction.

Chapter 1. The Company Bank.

Chapter 2. Tolerances And Measures Of Accuracy.

Chapter 3. The Three-Phase Approach To Inventory Record Accuracy.

Chapter 4. Preparation Phase: Getting the System Right.

Chapter 5. Preparation Phase: The Physical Stockroom.

Chapter 6. Phase II: Establishing Initial Balances.

Chapter 7. Phase III: Cycle Counting.

Chapter 8. Inventory Record Accuracy in the Environment of Continuous Improvement.

Chapter 9. Accountability.

Chapter 10. Looking Back and Looking Forward.

Glossary.

Index.

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ROGER B. BROOKS is a Principal of Oliver Wight Americas who consults with companies on planning and control, strategic planning, and continuous improvement. He is a popular speaker at seminars and symposia.

LARRY W. WILSON is a Principal of Oliver Wight Americas who consults to businesses on customer service, inventory reduction, and efficient inventory management. He also is a popular speaker at seminars and symposia.

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