6.7 Rotation systems

When moving stock, the storekeeper should follow the following principles:

  • First in, first out-goods that have been longest (subject to expiry date) in stock are delivered and/or consumed first, except for goods that expire.
  • First expired, first out when dealing with products that can expire. Note that what comes in first, does not necessarily go out first (recently received drugs might have a more recent expiry date). Goods are stored according to expiry date-latest expiry at the back.