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FIFO – What is it?
What will you learn in this video?
FIFO or First in First Out is a way of making sure that the materials you have in store are used up before expiry. Understand the concept better in this video tutorial.
Good morning Jay. Welcome back to the stores.
Good morning. I am happy to come back here. Yesterday you promised to teach me about FIFO.
Yes, I remember. So to put it simply, FiFO is a method of making sure that the food products get used in rotation. FIFO stands for First in, First out.
As you know that food is a highly perishable item, it needs to be consumed before its best before date. Different food items have different best before date
Yes I know that. A packet of milk may say best before 3 days or a can of tomatoes may have a month before it cannot be used
Yes so to manage that, we use a method of what ever comes in first to the hotel, we will use that first. First in First out. FIFO
I get that now, but how do we know which items came in first. That is not written in the package
A very good question. So before we put the items on to the shelf, we write the date on it so that we know when it came in. Or we can also have colour coded stickers. Every store keeper has a different system.
The other way to do it is by restocking the older items to the front and keeping the new arrivals in the back, so that you can access only the older items first.
Ok that is easy, just keep the new items at the back and older items in the front.
Thank you for teaching me about First in First out. You were very helpful.