If you’re currently considering the value an external stocktaker could add to your business, then you’ll no doubt be weighing up the pros and cons of an independent provider versus the current stocktaking or internal systems that are responsible for managing your stock.
When we work with new clients it’s a topic we’re often asked about; do you stick with what you’ve got or gain more from an external specialist. To help you on your journey we’ve covered a few of the advantages you’ll gain when working with an external provider.
Providing a fresh pair of eyes
Sometimes things need a fresh pair of eyes. Your internal systems will be set up in the way that they’ve always worked, so it will sometimes need an outside perspective to shed new light on where improvements can and should be made.
An understanding of your industry as a whole
We’ve been working in the stocktaking industry for more than thirty years and during that time we’ve worked with lots of businesses of all sizes across many different industries. This gives us a unique understanding of the challenges faced by businesses as a whole and also those experienced within specific sectors. As an external supplier we’re able to use the knowledge our team has amassed over the years to improve your performance and add value to your stocktaking processes.
Tackling the tough problems
When it comes to making the tough calls it’s sometimes easier for an external provider to highlight internal issues. Stock loss and inefficiency can come from a number of different origins; whether it’s procedural, employee theft (which accounts for as much as 20 – 35% of stock loss in some sectors within the UK) or other internal issues, we’ll always try to help businesses find a solution and communicate it with your senior team.
Efficiency, accuracy and experience
‘Specialist’ is a word that’s often used, but it’s one that we take seriously. We are stocktaking specialists and we’ve doing it for a long time. Over time we’ve learned; we know what works and equally as important, we also know what doesn’t.
When it comes to building a team for our clients we’ll always use those with an understanding of your industry, who are relevant and know exactly what they need to be doing to get you accurate results. This is what ensures that we get the results our clients need and it’s also why we’ve been working with some of them for more than 20 years!
For more information on how our experienced stocktaking team can help your business please give us a call on +44 (0)1637 874609 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.