Stock Turn

Stock turn, stock turnover or inventory turn all refer to the average number of times stock is replaced in a year. The total value of issues is divided by the average stock value in the period. In general, the higher the figure the better, as the stores’ overheads are amortised over a greater value of stock. A low stock turnover can indicate the line is held as a contingency, or that stock levels are excessive because demand has fallen or the line has become obsolete.

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