1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Stock control is an important and expensive activity, which is often placected and understated in many organizations both in the public and private sector. It is an area where modern stores management techniques could be used to advantage in reducing costs and ensuring increased profitability of an organization. In modern supply management, stock control is the real control function; it encompasses all the basic aims of the store operation. The basic concept of stock control is quite simple, the right material, in the right quantity of the quality, at the right time and place. Carter (1982) defined stock control held by the organization is supplied to these parts of the operation that required item (example, production, distribution, sale, engineering EST.). Material of the correct quantity and quality is made available and when required, with due regards to economy in storage and costs, purchasing price and working capital.
It is the responsible of the stores to ensure that the process of stock control is performed within the stores section. Stock control is the operation of continuously arranging the receipts and issues to ensure that stock balance are adequate to support the current rate of consumption with due regards to economy. The store officers must ensure that the basic arms of stock control are achieved. Stores must analysis the information concerning production; sale and distribution needed maintain the stock control system.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Since stock control is a feature of almost every modern industries, institution est. there are some problems uncounted in controlling stock. Stock control is all about the handling of materials, to be profitable to the body involved and when insufficient capital to acquiring stock, the system will definitely go down.