Bar & Cellar Management
Now that we know how much stock we
have we can decide how much we are going to order so much more easily.
The factors affecting how much we order are straightforward.
What you shouldn’t do is just order lots of a certain item just because
it is running low, this may be a good thing.
The things you need to consider when you are preparing your order are:
How much of each item do you usually sell a week?
Do you have any large parties booked?
Does it take you a long time to sell certain items?
Are you running any promotions?
Do you usually run out of a certain item?
Do you want to discontinue a certain item?
Has a customer made a special request for a certain item?
Once we know the answers to the above, we need to look at our stock
sheet to see what we already have.
You shouldn’t just guess what order you are going to place, you really
should be as specific as possible, the last thing you want is for your
stock to go out of date, let us look at our stock sheet to work out our
We now know how much of each item we sell
each week, this varies but you will have a good idea of what you sell
each week anyway.
Now you also have a booking for an 18th
birthday party on Friday for 40 people, a 40th on Saturday for 30 people
and a family gathering on Sunday lunch for 50 people. What will you
You may be tempted to buy more of some of
the above items, but if you have enough in stock to last a week and
cover the extra demand from the partied then you will be fine. You will
keep your stockholding down to a minimum too, which is good practice.
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MANAGEMENT TRAINING PDF