Tesco Express Stock Control Assistant

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xLilMiss
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Hi,

I'm due to start as a Stock Control Assistant in my local Tesco Express which is due to open in a months time and was just wondering about the duties I'll be doing while working there?

I've heard about shrink but have no idea what this is? lol
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Shrink is basically lost inventory. So say, you get a load of damaged merchandise. I used to work in a Co-operative food store and we just referred to it as Waste. I never really heard of it being called shrink..

Job titles and their roles depend from company to company so I can't give you a definitive answer, though there should be a description of the roles from when you applied? I'd imagine you'd just be filling shelves, taking in deliveries and checking everything's there and also doing stock takes and ordering anymore of a product that is needed.

Hope that helps a bit
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Thank you! That helps a lot.

I'm also wondering about the Tesco uniform. The manager took down my sizes today and told him he's going to struggle finding trousers to fit me as I'm usually a size 6 in trousers and size 8 in tops lol

Are the Tesco uniforms decent or will the uniform make me look like a sack of potatoes?
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Hi,

Shrink is basically uncounted loss of stock. this is different from waste and damages. For example the current book-stock for whole chickens is 4, but there are only 2 on the shelf. This means that 2 are missing and the value of these items will affect the shrink (uncounted loss) budget. This also works the opposite way for example if there where 6 chickens on the shelf you would have gained 2, so the value of these items would reduce your shrinkage.

hope that helps.
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So the stock controller refilles the shelves too? And puts delivery into the warehouse and in the frfreezer? I hope no!!! My God, I've just signed for this role!!
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Stock control is a simple yet incredibly important role, I'm a stock controller and you'll be doing jobs like job14 and gap scan, discontinues, shrink(usually your supervisor will do this) & counts - it doesn't involve you doing any shelf filling. Job14 is the main thing & this is where you look at fresh foods (fruit& veg, diary, provisions, horticulture & breads) and look for products on tomorrow's date so someone can come in and take it off the shelf to reduce or waste. Good luck!
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I'm a stock control team member at one of the larger outlets, a normal day for me starts at 5pm with potential reductions (Job 14) I look for items on the days date and reduce those (we can reduce items by 90% after 7pm, remember that night shoppers) and if there's enough on tomorrow's date and stock for tomorrow in the warehouse, they may also be reduced (the rate of which is worked out by a database system, the more stock, the higher the reduction percentage) Job 14 for me has always consisted of sandwiches, flowers, produce, bread and fresh cakes, all of which take four hours to complete (making me wish I worked at an express, which would be p*ss easy, and my general routine would take about 20/30 minutes)
Then on the Sunday we do a stock count, this takes 8 hours for all of us (and there are a lot of us) and accounts for everything on the shelves (including the Delicatessen and bakery) and everything in the warehouse. The pharmacy, opticians, clothing and entertainment units do their checks independently to the rest of the stores staff.
There's a lot of skill in the job but ultimately it pays off (quite literally)
Hope that helps.
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(Original post by zastudentya)
I'm a stock control team member at one of the larger outlets, a normal day for me starts at 5pm with potential reductions (Job 14) I look for items on the days date and reduce those (we can reduce items by 90% after 7pm, remember that night shoppers) and if there's enough on tomorrow's date and stock for tomorrow in the warehouse, they may also be reduced (the rate of which is worked out by a database system, the more stock, the higher the reduction percentage) Job 14 for me has always consisted of sandwiches, flowers, produce, bread and fresh cakes, all of which take four hours to complete (making me wish I worked at an express, which would be p*ss easy, and my general routine would take about 20/30 minutes)
Then on the Sunday we do a stock count, this takes 8 hours for all of us (and there are a lot of us) and accounts for everything on the shelves (including the Delicatessen and bakery) and everything in the warehouse. The pharmacy, opticians, clothing and entertainment units do their checks independently to the rest of the stores staff.
There's a lot of skill in the job but ultimately it pays off (quite literally)
Hope that helps.
Hi zastudentya! Your comments were very helpful! I actually work as a stock control for a supermarket but I can't improve my performance...my supervisor want 90% of accuracy in finding products about to expire and to be reduced.....at the moment I could just reach 77%...any suggestions?? thanx
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@Valeark learn your coding on bakery, produce and dairy items until you know it off by heart. There's always a number in brackets after the date on bread etc and I believe that links to the date it has to be removed from sale. That's the main area people miss on
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Hope you can help I've been doing stock control for a fuw months I'm stuck on the osi part I don't get it (do you change the stock level up if you have more and down if you have less stock )
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(Original post by Pjbeech2018)
Hope you can help I've been doing stock control for a fuw months I'm stuck on the osi part I don't get it (do you change the stock level up if you have more and down if you have less stock )


You change stock up if stock is gained, you cannot change stock down into shrink, this specific procedure does not allow for down stock only up stock. And, yes you must amend the stock record immediately if you get a gain. You can only up and down stock through lows procedure, not overs (OSI).
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