More accurate stock counting
In January 2001 Washington Inventory Service established WIS UK in partnership with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., after their 1999 acquisition of one of the UK's leading supermarkets, Asda. Asda typically conducted their stock counts over a three day period utilising on average 40 colleagues whose skills were primarily focused on store operations, sales and customer service, not the counting and auditing process. WIS International have developed the most accurate and efficient stock auditing process in the world through a partnership with Wal-Mart stretching back 25 years. The tolerance and accuracy levels were quickly transferred to Asda, who benefited from a more accurate stock file and a count window reducing to an incredible 8 hours.
The benefits to Asda have been :
- Significantly less impact on the sales volumes during stock takes
- Data integrity and audit accuracy has improved
- More accurate stock counting has increased stock availability
- Count window reduced from 24 to 8 hours
WIS UK has developed a positive and professional working partnership with Asda, enabling both organisations to increase their market share. WIS International continues to develop strong relationships with Asda who are continually refining and developing world class stock taking processes. We will complete over 200 Asda stock counts this year with professionally employed and trained counting specialists in crew sizes of between 25 and 50 personnel.