PUT YOUR STOCK TAKE PROCESS INTO ACTION

Experience greater accuracy, more control and less investment of time and money when you implement Datascan. The customised and easy-to-use technology aids your sales associates through the stock take process from start to finish. Retailers who deploy Datascan also have the audit function and real-time reporting available to them right at their fingertips during a physical stock take. Our typical retailer engagement is made up of three distinct phases:

Pre Stock Take Planning

  • Datascan assigns account managers to each client to plan stock takes up to a year in advance.
  • Account managers work with clients to determine stock take best practices and identify necessary changes to gain maximum efficiency and take accuracy.
  • Retailers’ corporate staff interacts with Datascan to plan scheduling of stock takes, process changes and scanner requirements.
  • Software configuration, reporting requirements and change requests are discussed, tested and implemented accordingly.
  • Training materials are provided by, reviewed and updated as necessary by Datascan.
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Stock Take Execution

  • Datascan prepares individual store shipments of scanners and equipment, fixture tags and training materials in advance of the stock take date.
  • The Support Desk contacts each store to assist with equipment set-up, testing and answer any initial questions prior to a stock take.
  • Store fixture maps are prepared and fixture tags are laid throughout the store by the staff.
  • A quick 20-minute Training Session is scheduled for the stock take team, scanners are allocated to the store staff and the scanning begins.
  • Real-time reporting is available to all stores during a stock take and can be monitored by store managers, store associates and corporate staff.
  • Real-time variance reporting is available and drives retakes as a cautionary tool for the stores.
  • Store managers are able to close the stock take utilising pre-defined procedures and controls.
  • Comprehensive reporting of variances, audits and stock take results are available immediately after close to those present at the stock take and others located remotely.
  • Datascan’s 24/7 Client Support Centre is available to resolve any issues and provide troubleshooting assistance throughout the entire process.
  • Stores pack and return equipment to Datascan using the same shipping containers and Datascan’s pre-printed shipping labels.

Post Stock Take Review

  • Provide productivity and accuracy analysis by store and sales associate.
  • Identify stock take trends at the store, department and SKU level.
  • Assess effectiveness of stock take procedures, audit policies and store-wide planning.
  • Review incoming calls to the Datascan Client Support Centre with clients to identify trends and potential areas for process improvement.
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Want to learn more about deploying Datascan for your next stock take?