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The dreaded Stock Take!!!

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by stephenvision, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. hi there, i have now been tasked to take a stock take of all material we currently have inside our building..

    this involves year old material with between 2-25 meters remaining.

    Does anyone know of a way for a very close estimation of material left on the roll?
  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
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  3. majority are of same brand just different colours.. i dont have scales inside the factory but i will sure give that a try!
    i tried this math website thing before but it was showing some odd sizes.
  4. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Port Coquitlam, bc
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  5. Boudica

    Boudica Active Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    Spokane, WA
    Cool, I didn't know this existed - I created my own formula for doing this, mine is pretty darn close to this calculator, but not exactly. My method does work well - I do it all the time to see if I have enough on a scrap roll to do a small job.

    This requires a digital caliper
    1. With the digital caliper, set it to mm. Measure the Thickness of the material left on the roll - minus the core. (call this number A)
    2. measure the thickness of the material - just one layer this time. (Call this number B)
    Divide: A/B = C
    Now take C and multiply by 11 (the usual diameter of the core). Divide that by 12 = equals how many feet are left on that roll. I always subtract 3 (ft) from that for a little cushion.

    I really like that calculator you shared though... I'm going to book mark it and try it!
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    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

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  7. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    How many rolls is it, that you've been asked to calculate ??
  8. We are looking to be more accurate than just eyeballing it. will give the link a try thanks.

    Thank you, il need to invest in some Digital calipers for sure, not sure why we dont have a set

    im guessing this is all in ft, we use meters on the roll so id just have to convert them over but what a great concept thank you

    between 200-250 partial rolls of vinyl, we have some production staff in the rut of just ordering material for a job without looking in the stock as majority dont have a label or a quantity left on roll. i have just bought a label printer and i am going to label all material as well.
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  9. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    That's just plain negligence. I'd make the clown who did all the careless ordering unroll the rolls, measure it and then label it. Your company has been slack on this and suddenly they want to be accurate ?? Poppycock. Sounds more like someone doesn't like you, unless you're the one who did all the needless ordering. When you say all the rolls inside the building..... how many are outside ??
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  10. im new to the company and so is my manager, we would prefer a clear picture to know where we are at so that front of house can keep track of stock to prevent the production worker who just orders new/more of same material.. this worker believes it is not his money so why not spend it all type worker... Majority of our rolls outside of building are material ordered direct to site of specialist window films so thats not my area to take a stock take of.
  11. Lindsey

    Lindsey Not A New Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    I find it fastest to weigh it. Don't forget to minus out the weight of the core.

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