Reduce Inventory Based On Sales

Restaurant Inventory Management

Recipe Costing Software integration with Kounta Point of Sales allows operators to manage inventory through automation. As a restaurant operator, it is difficult to maintain inventory in a busy environment. Recipe Costing streamlines inventory management based on sales from Kounta POS. In this video, I use a grilled cheese sandwich as an example. Every time a grill cheese sandwich is sold in Kounta POS, recipe costing software automatically reduces the ingredients that make up the grilled cheese sandwich giving operators real-time inventory usage at any moment.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Example

When a grilled cheese sandwich is purchased from Kounta Recipe Costing reduces the following ingredients:

  • 2 Slices of bread
  • 2 Slices of American cheese
  • 85 grams of French fries
  • 1 Ounce of butter
  • 1 Can Soda
  • 1 Sheet of wax paper (Material Item)

Sell 10 grilled cheese sandwiches and your inventory is reduced by 10 times the amount of items listed above. If your inventory is reduced base on actual sales, then we have perpetual or continuous inventory.


Perpetual or Continuous Inventory

In Recipe Costing Software run the following reports:

  • Inventory Usage
  • Inventory Value

These reports will show you what was used and the current on-hand inventory with values. The inventory value report is used by accountants to update the balance sheet under current assets.

Perpetual or Continuous Inventory

Adjusting Inventory

At the end of the day, week or month a physical inventory count is necessary to determine the ending inventory balance and the cost of goods sold. Access the adjust inventory page by going to Inventory – > Production and select “Adjust Inventory.” Enter the new values for each item. In this page, operators can sort by location, group, and item to improve the inventory stocktake.