Stockroom Receiving Procedure

I don't think that is a typical set-up, however it would be a good way
to catch problems at an early stage and make job closing more accurate.
I think it would depend on the abilities of the clerk. In our operation,
the receiver does little analysis. The production department expediters
perform the initial analysis, and Accounting does the final job
analysis.

Ron LaHolt
Controller
Rivers Metal Products,Inc.
Lincoln Ne. 68504


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Subject: [Vantage] Stockroom Receiving Procedure

We recently had a stockroom clerk leave. One of the major
responsibilities included receiving inventory. I trained her to analyze
the job much in the same way a job cost accountant would look at the
job. She looked over the operations and materials to make sure
quantities looked good. If problems were found she either kicked the
job to me or to the appropriate personnel to fix. After all quantities
were answered she then compared the receiving costs to the most recent
sales order to make sure the cost fell into an acceptable range. This
is to make sure our inventory is not over / under valued.

This seems like a tremendous amount of work that someone with accounting
experience needs to handle. Is this a typical job requirement for a
stockroom position? How does this process operate in other facilities?


Thanks for your responses,

Bruce Butler, IT Manager
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We recently had a stockroom clerk leave. One of the major
responsibilities included receiving inventory. I trained her to analyze
the job much in the same way a job cost accountant would look at the
job. She looked over the operations and materials to make sure
quantities looked good. If problems were found she either kicked the
job to me or to the appropriate personnel to fix. After all quantities
were answered she then compared the receiving costs to the most recent
sales order to make sure the cost fell into an acceptable range. This
is to make sure our inventory is not over / under valued.

This seems like a tremendous amount of work that someone with accounting
experience needs to handle. Is this a typical job requirement for a
stockroom position? How does this process operate in other facilities?


Thanks for your responses,

Bruce Butler, IT Manager
bbutler@...