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Control of inventories Triple Creek Hardware Store currently uses a periodic inventory system. Kevin Carlton, the owner and sole stockholder, is considering the purchase of a computer system that would make it feasible to switch to a perpetual inventory system. Kevin is unhappy with the periodic inventory system because it does not provide timely information on inventory levels. Kevin has noticed on several occasions that the store runs out of good-selling items, while too many poor-selling items are on hand. Kevin is also concerned about lost sales while a physical inventory is being taken. Triple Creek currently takes a physical inventory twice a year. To minimize distractions, the store is closed on the day inventory is taken. Kevin believes that closing the store is the only way to get an accurate inventory count. Will switching to a perpetual inventory system strengthen Triple Creek Hardware’s control over inventory items? Will switching to a perpetual inventory system eliminate the need for a physical inventory count? Explain.

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Financial And Managerial Accounting

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Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337902663

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WARREN + 1 other
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ISBN: 9781337902663
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Control of inventories

Triple Creek Hardware Store currently uses a periodic inventory system. Kevin Carlton, the owner and sole stockholder, is considering the purchase of a computer system that would make it feasible to switch to a perpetual inventory system.

Kevin is unhappy with the periodic inventory system because it does not provide timely information

on inventory levels. Kevin has noticed on several occasions that the store runs out of good-selling items, while too many poor-selling items are on hand.

Kevin is also concerned about lost sales while a physical inventory is being taken. Triple Creek currently takes a physical inventory twice a year. To minimize distractions, the store is closed on the day inventory is taken. Kevin believes that closing the store is the only way to get an accurate inventory count.

Will switching to a perpetual inventory system strengthen Triple Creek Hardware’s control over inventory items? Will switching to a perpetual inventory system eliminate the need for a physical inventory count? Explain.

To determine

Control over inventory is a technique whereby the inventory is safeguarded as soon as the order of inventory is made. The two main objectives of control of inventory are:

  1. a) Safeguarding of inventory from theft and damage
  2. b) Recording and reporting inventory in the financial statement of the company.

Physical inventory is the actual inventory which can be counted tangibly. Usually, at the end of each accounting period, company makes the count of physical inventory. It contains the particulars of inventories like, number count, volume, weight, and measures for all types of inventories.

To discuss: the effect of switching to perpetual inventory system by TC Store for having adequate control over inventory items.

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When TC Store switches to perpetual inventory system, it would strengthen the internal control over inventory. This is because that, the managers of the store will be able to ke...

To determine

To explain: if physical inventory count would be eliminated when switching to perpetual inventory system.

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