An inventory list is a complete, itemized list of every product your business has in stock.
Inventory lists are created for given stores by store supervisors. Cycle Count Manager allows to create inventory lists using web interface or CSV file upload.
Inventory list file
Inventory list file is a simple CSV file containing set of locations for a project with expected inventory items. It should be quite simple to generate such file from whatever IT solution you are already using in your organization for keeping track of the inventory.
Here is sample inventory list for Manhattan store from above diagram:
location_name,inventory_code_type,inventory_code,inventory_quantity,inventory_name MANHATTAN-AREA-1,sku,SKU-RED,2,"RED T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-1,sku,SKU-GREEN,4,"GREEN T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-1,sku,SKU-BLUE,5,"BLUE T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-2,sku,SKU-RED,1,"RED T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-3,sku,SKU-RED,1,"RED T-SHIRT" MANHATTAN-AREA-3,sku,SKU-BLACK,3,"BLACK T-SHIRT"
Inventory list contains following elements:
||name of location where inventory is stored|
||label type attached to inventory either sku or barcode or guid|
||inventory code on the label|
||number of inventory items|
||human-friendly inventory name (optional)|
Items in inventory list file should be grouped by location name.
Inventory report file
When all locations are counted and project is finished inventory report CSV file
can be generated and downloaded. It contains the same structure as inventory list file
with one extra
inventory_status column which tells if inventory was
found/missing/discovered. From there you can try to import report file into your
inventory management solution and update stock levels.
Inventory report file comes also in "expanded" flavour where each row represents single inventory item and quantity is set to 1.
Inventory list status flow