a) The function of an inventory control
is to let you know your stocks in a storage unit. It also lets you know the
condition and quantity of your stocks. Tracking numbers can be placed on the
items in the storage so that it can be found easily. In conjunction, you can maintain stocks easier
and know immediately when stocks are stolen.
b) With the help of inventory control,
you can know what equipment is working well or not. When you have inventory
control you would not be worry about shortage of equipment when there is any
competitions around the corner. With inventory control you can replaced old and
damaged equipment with the new ones to improve quality of usage and prevent
i) Manual System
If you have less products, you can keep
track of inventory manually. The simplest way to carry out a manual inventory
management is to use a spreadsheet. Manual systems allows the small association/club
owners to manage inventory with less investment in systems or training (Hamlett).
ii) Barcode System
Barcode is an inventory management
systems that uses barcode technology to expand the precision and efficiency of
managing inventories. When a barcode is readied,
inventory data are instantly read to a broader system that maintains usage
RFID uses two types of technology to
control inventory movements which are the active and passive technology. Active
RFID technology uses fixed tag readers to allocate data. When an item with an
RFID tag passes the reader, the movement of the item is recorded in the
inventory management software. Active systems works best in environments that
require real-time inventory tracking or where inventory security issues exist.
Passive RFID technology requires the use of handheld readers to observe inventory
Electronic Inventory System
Lower cost, no equipment or software needed for
Higher cost, needs equipment and software to
Manages data slower, and will be confused at some
Manages data quick and efficiently.
No maintenance needed.
Q4. Reasons for disposal are when the
equipment is no longer in function, or cannot be saved, or the equipment no
longer aids your current needs and the equipment is too old and does not meets
the standard of a company. If the equipment can be sold, the money that is earn
can be used to invest new equipment. (Sutter, 2014)
In conclusion, sport storage management
is significant as it collect the data of all units of equipment is a storage.
Next inventory control very useful for replacing or purchasing item and also to
know whether the item is in short or not. It is also important to ensure that
sport storage is checked half a year or annually to ensure that sporting
equipment are still usable and to provide safety for the athletes.