We don’t need no stinkin’ batchin’

April 3, 2010

It seems that as many, including myself, predicted – batching is becoming a serious problem for RGIS. Inventory counters have been thrown out of stores that I’ve been in for batching. Rumor has it that the new company policy is that anyone caught batching will be terminated. I’m not sure that I believe that this policy would be universally applied.

At a recent inventory, the Area Manager running the inventory said “I don’t want to see any batching. I don’t want to catch anyone batching.” Is this just an awkward way to say “no batching” or it is code for “batch but don’t get caught..” Only the Gods and RGIS management know for sure.

for the punters – batching involves scanning a barcode on a single item for multiple items in a single scan inventory when the customer is paying to have every barcode on every item scanned.