- What stock do you have?
- Exactly where is it?
- Do you have as much as you should have?
- Is it getting from the warehouse to the customer?
- Is it on time, undamaged and dry when it gets there?
- Are you getting proof of delivery each time?
Effective inventory control gives you the power to answer all of these questions.
Then, and only then, will you be able to develop your inventory management systems to ensure that you have exactly the right stock, immediately before you need it (and not a moment sooner).