Procedure of material acquisition
A stores record is maintained into which the quantity and value of materials received is entered. Issues of materials to production are made by authorized materials requisitions which are also entered into the stores ledger to keep that record up to date continuously, and also into the appropriate job or process const record.
As already indicated, all the procedures may be integrated into a computerized stock record which can provide information at the press of a button to the storekeeper, buyer, production planner, financial manager or any other person authorized to key into it. For example, information on slow-moving stock items can be obtained automatically and without delay.