We’ve been taking physical pharmacy inventory since 1976 at IMC Pharma, and we’ve seen it all. With inventory season around the corner these few tips can help reduce confusion and keep your inventory levels at par.
First, It’s important to clear out the receiving area. You don’t want to accidentally count recently received inventory that hasn’t yet been entered into the accounting system. Also, if there are any medications that have been sold but not yet distributed, clearly mark them and set them aside.
Finally, have a set plan on your automated inventory par levels. Typically an excel report itemizing your automated dispensing machines added to your inventory gives a better view to re-adjust par levels if need be.