It should have been a case of stating the obvious. But to the layman’s ears and eyes, it could turn out to be a lot more complex than it is perceived to be. Because in the retail component of the pharmaceutical industry, taking stock over a weekend with a packed lunch and flask to go, cannot be. The customized retail pharmacy inventory system not only needs to take stock on a daily basis but throughout the single trading day.
Can you imagine that? Having to crunch numbers pretty much the entire day. Makes the layman think that this is a pharmacy store that insists on employing an in-house chartered accountant. But it’s not that. The numbers are pretty accurate as it turns out. And the customized retail pharmacy inventory system may as well have been inspired by the work of a fine accountant. There may be no need for his services.
Well, not every month. Because the inventory system should have the ability to record accurate numbers by now. And it’s not just a matter of making sure the numbers tally. It’s also important to be able to keep good statistics. This is work that should make any Statistician General proud. The competing retail pharmacist, if he knows his market, and his rivals, well by now, will have compiled a solid data base of all client records.
There are regular customers who often need repeat prescriptions. And there might come a time when a better product becomes available, so the retail pharmacist might wish to let the local doctors know about this. Or will this be work that their reliable pharmaceutical sales representative be doing? Anyway, the retail pharmacist should be able to be up to speed with the latest illness trends as well