A stock error is whenever a count for a specific item increases from one inventory to the next, without an invoice to account for the increase. Another name for this is "negative consumption".

Consumption = (Beginning Count + Invoices) - Ending Count

This can also be attributed to a miscount from a previous inventory, or an error when adding an invoice.

When submitting your inventory, you will be notified of any potential stock errors.

Note - Don't worry about stock errors for individual areas, for example, "Main Bar". You should only be concerned with a stock error if it shows during the overall inventory review.

2 examples of stock errors on the

In the example above, the Molson Canadian could've:

  1. Been counted incorrectly in the Previous Inventory

  2. An invoice for this item was not added or was dated incorrectly

A closer view of the Molson Canadian Lager stock error.

For the Pelee Island Shiraz Cabernet, it shows there was a delivery/invoice, but it is possible it was received as 1 unit instead of a case. 

A closer view of the Pelee Island stock error.

Having a stock error won't prevent you from submitting the inventory, but you should take steps to correct it before you submit, or immediately after the inventory.

Learn how to troubleshoot and correct stock errors here.

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