Cycle Counts

Instead of counting the entire inventory once a year, WMDP does “Cycle Counts”. Fast movers are counted quarterly and the whole inventory over the course of the year. The top fast movers are divided up over a 12-week cycle. Usually about 10 drugs are counted per week. For the full inventory, one to two letters of the alphabet are assigned per month. For instance, all “A & Z drugs” are counted in January. If an inventory count is significantly off, counts are checked and adjusted more frequently. Inventory counts on all drugs that show a negative inventory are verified at the end of each month. With the bubble packs and so many NDC’s in stock, a full year inventory was not manageable, but this process made it manageable. The inventory is posted online to assist with patient referrals. Cycle Counts keeps the inventory more accurate.