Definition of stock control in English:

stock control


mass noun
  • The fact or process of ensuring that appropriate amounts of stock are maintained by a business, so as to be able to meet customer demand without delay while keeping the costs associated with holding stock to a minimum.

    ‘the store has made tighter stock control one of its priorities’
    • ‘He said the workshops would cover topics like disaster management, marketing, stock control and business planning.’
    • ‘For example, for a business that carries stock, find out if the product offers stock control or foreign currency capability if your trading goes beyond the Eurozone.’
    • ‘Manufacturing and stock control software is another critical tool for a growing business.’
    • ‘This product is suitable for most small to medium size businesses that require full stock control and sales and purchase order processing.’
    • ‘The Musgrave Group has already introduced pilot-stage wi-fi PDAs to facilitate re-ordering and stock control activities in its Centra and SuperValu outlets.’
    • ‘The company relies on low level operatives as telesales operators and whilst the company has a computer system, this is simply for invoicing and stock control.’
    • ‘A store locator and stock control system allows Global staff to update product information instantly.’
    • ‘The Accounting version introduces purchase and sales order processing with integrated stock control as well as sales analysis.’
    • ‘It provides a comprehensive range of logistics services, including warehousing, computerised stock control, air cargo, sea freight, sequencing, picking and packing.’
    • ‘But the initial steps in the recovery programme have been focused more on investment in customer service training, and improvements in stock control.’
    • ‘It offers integrated stock control with a simple way to track and distribute orders for the home delivery market.’
    • ‘We also set up radio frequency networks, which enable real-time stock control.’
    • ‘The company reckons that its customers now want total services packages that include warehousing, stock control and just-in-time delivery.’
    • ‘As well as meeting medicine dispensing needs, the system also manages functions such as stock control and customer records.’
    • ‘From accounting and stock control to human resources and customer relationship management, they pretty much cover it all.’
    • ‘Marks & Spencer has issues with stock control and pricing, along with an identity crisis about the clothing it should be selling.’
    • ‘He hopes the thoroughness of its stock control will make the distributor an indispensable link in the chain from manufacture to application.’
    • ‘On the operations front, stronger stock control has also improved operating cash flow.’
    • ‘I have written to each new occupant of the CEO's hot-desk in recent years suggesting the remedy: better stock control.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, significant costs arising from enhanced stock control measures have caused near-term profits to suffer.’