Summary

The aim of stock control is to minimise the cost of holding stocks while ensuring that there are enough materials for production to continue and to meet customer demand.

This topic looks at efficient management of the movement and storage of goods and material, including when to order and store goods to meet operational requirements, how to inspect and receive goods in order to have a balanced flow of stores, and managing stock recording, stock control and stocktaking.

Employers' Duties

There are no legal duties to maintain stores. However, employers must ensure:

  • the completion of suitable and sufficient risk assessments

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