Inventory Shrinkage

Knowledge Center

Summary, forum, best practices, expert tips and resources.


What is Inventory Shrinkage? Meaning.

Inventory Shrinkage is the difference between the booked inventory a company should have as a result of its sales, purchasing and manufacturing processes and the  actual inventory it has on hand. It is an unplanned and unwanted loss of inventory.

Major sources of shrinkage include:

  • Theft by employees (shoplifting) or customers.

  • Inventory counting errors.

  • Accounting errors.

  • Fraud.

  • Loss and damage.

  • Perishability, detoriation.

Special Interest Group - Inventory Shrinkage

Special Interest Group (35 members)

Forum - Inventory Shrinkage  

Discussions about Inventory Shrinkage.

Hot What is Let-size Inventory?
What is let-size inventory? And what are the conditions which suggest to apply this type of inventory? (...)

Best Practices - Inventory Shrinkage

Here you find the most valuable discussions from the past.

Expert Tips - Inventory Shrinkage

Here you will find advices by experts.

Resources - Inventory Shrinkage

Here you find powerpoint presentations, micro-learning videos and further information sources.

Managing your Inventory: Quick Introduction to Just in Time, Stock Review and ABC Analysis

Basic Understanding of 3Inventory Management Techniques (...)

Special Interest Group Leader

You here? Sign up for free


Return to Management Hub: Finance & Investing  |  Supply Chain & Quality

More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary  | 


This ends our Inventory Shrinkage summary and forum.

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2020 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.3 - Last updated: 24-1-2020. All names of their owners.