Phantom inventory

Supply chain flashcard on Phantom inventory, which refers to goods recorded as available in inventory management systems that are not physically present. The image humorously shows a zookeeper with a checklist looking at a pen labeled 25 penguins while only 7 of them are visible in the aviary, symbolizing the confusion caused by phantom inventory in supply chains. The card notes that phantom inventory is unevenly distributed and should be forecasted to prioritize counting where most needed.

Artist: Marina Besfamilnaya

Learn more in the entry Phantom inventory of the Lokad knowledgebase.