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How to Train for RGIS Inventory

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Training to become an inventory auditor for RGIS can be overwhelming at first. Techniques and procedures are specific to the business and are designed to count inventory expeditiously and thoroughly. A familiarity with retail business, computers and hand held calculators and electronic equipment will greatly enhance your chances of becoming proficient as an inventory auditor for RGIS. Inventory work is not considered to be extremely hard physical labor but it is a taxing mental process to complete.

Learn the process of inputting information into the hand held computer/ calculator that will be assigned to you. You will be given an RGIS jacket and a leather belt with hooks for holding the hand held at your side. You will be supervised and trained by RGIS supervisors who are extremely adept at doing inventories in retail establishments.

Develop a thorough knowledge of the process of counting in the section of the store that is assigned to you. Watch for tags that indicate an area has already been counted. As each section is counted by an auditor, a white tag is placed in the section showing the total count and the initials of the person who did the counting.

Move on to whatever area of the store your supervisor asks you to as the inventory is being completed.

Follow the exact procedure for putting the counts and figures into your hand held. Knowing how to count the merchandise and put in the price and quantity of each item into your hand held without physically touching the product should be your goal.

Follow all rules and regulations including mode of dress, confidentiality and especially arriving to work on time. This insures the inventory will be done as a team. If one team member is missing the others must compensate.

Participate in retrieving the tally sheets and removing the inventory tags after all information has been downloaded into the man computer system. Begin pulling tags when a supervisor instructs you to do so.


Gracie Sprouse has been writing professionally since 1976. Her areas of expertise are in antiques, crafts, real estate, income taxes and small businesses. Her education consists of an Associate of Applied Science with a business and accounting major from Piedmont Virginia Community College.