Know Stock Available
A stock preparer should know the quantity of all items under their supervision all the time and in case of any shortage they should inform the supply department immediately. They should know how much stock has been released against the orders and how much is expected to be done during the rest of the day and even week. Supply of all stock up to the sufficient level depends on the stock preparer's information provided to the supply department.
Decide How Much Supply Needed
How much supply is needed on a particular day against the arrived orders or against the expected order should be kept in record by the stock preparer. Similarly, how much stock is available on the shelves or stored should be kept in mind so that arrangements can be made in place to get immediate supply of goods in case of their shortage.
System for Supply of Stock
The stock preparer should have a system in place to keep record of inventory that has been shipped against the orders on a particular day or even week and month. This can be done by keeping an inventory of all the stock arrived in the store and stock released out to different customers.
Storing of Stock Systematically
The best way to handle the entire stock effectively and keep a stock of it is to organize the entire stock in a systematic way. If the stock preparer shelves the stock properly or stores in a proper storage system, there is no way that they can miss their count in the record.
Stock Safety and Security
Ensuring stock safety and security is a part of a stock preparer's job. It is likely that big warehouses have security and safety equipment in place in the store or warehouse and if not, they should get it done.