Store inventory the week before a maj...

Store inventory the week before a major holiday, is this stupid?

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#1 Aug 30, 2012
We are having inventory this week,before a major holiday when we should look our best and have everything set for high vol sales. Instead, some idiot scheduled our inventory. We can"t move anything,12 of our best staff are not producing sales and instead of me putting all the nursery deliveries away and signed, I"m looking for a $2.35 cactus on the discrepancy list!
DMxMD

Gardner, KS

#2 Aug 30, 2012
LNSinCA wrote:
We are having inventory this week,before a major holiday when we should look our best and have everything set for high vol sales. Instead, some idiot scheduled our inventory. We can"t move anything,12 of our best staff are not producing sales and instead of me putting all the nursery deliveries away and signed, I"m looking for a $2.35 cactus on the discrepancy list!
Yes. It's idiotic. I do not understand why inventories need to be twice a year either. But they should not be scheduled during the spring/summer months or at least not within two weeks of major holidays.

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#3 Aug 30, 2012
Maybe Depot does so well because the top brass has already learned that this is a terrible idea.
I would place a bet that no SM would ever bring up a subject like this at the yearly meeting even though it impacts stores bigtime.

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