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Cycle Therapy

June 23, 2015 Inventory Eddy

Summer vacations are at full throttle and that usually means your store is dealing with some busier mechanics and buzzin’ sales floors. But don’t let that distract you from maintaining a healthy inventory!

Cycle counts are an important part of your inventory maintenance and help make full store inventories a lot less painful. Read on to learn how to make sure your database is as happy as your most satisfied customer.

Know: Cycle counts are quick spot-checks for inventory accuracy. During a cycle count you should:

Plan: Cycle counts can be easily forgotten about, but setting up a regular schedule can help you and your team plan for them throughout the year. To  create your cycle count schedule:

Scan: Once you’ve identified your categories and created a schedule, it’s time to jump in. All you need is an inventory scanner (or two)! Simply:

Reconcile: After you’re done scanning your products, it’s time to import your results and reconcile your inventory to keep your database up-to-date. Looking for to-do’s? Here you go:

We also have a helpful set of videos to help you along the way. You can check them out by clicking here. Or if you’d like text based aid, check out this Online Help topic. If you need a little more information or have a question about how to perform cycle counts, give us a call or send us an note. The Ascend Support Team is available at 877 875 8663 or by email: help@ascendrms.com.

Update Today: The Summer 2015 version of Ascend is now available to all retailers, so take a few minutes and update your workstations today! Need more info? Click here to view the release notes or visit Ascend University on Vimeo to watch short video tutorials showcasing our latest features.

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