The Scorpion of Stock will sting you when you don’t expect it!
Stock is much more harmful than you might expect and here’s why:
Storage cost – space heat and light, racks, forklifts
Capital tied up in the stock itself
Obsolescence – becoming ‘last year’s model’, or there’s a change and suddenly nobody wants it
Recording / remembering where it is, needs people, time and systems, and still goes wrong every now and then!
Inspecting / Stock checks / counting
Obscures other inefficiencies, quality problems and lead times
Nibbled by mice and other deterioration of both product and packaging
onwards and upwards
PS this is one of many fruit and veg described in my book “Management Vegetables”
available on kindle
and as a full colour paper edition