Weâ€™ve been taking physical pharmacy inventory since 1976 at IMC Pharma, and weâ€™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, Itâ€™s important to clear out the receiving area. You donâ€™t want to accidentally count recently received inventory that hasnâ€™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.