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Rise of Toronto in the early 19th CenturySuper Value grocery located on Post road is part of the Atlantic Super Value large scale grocery store The Super Value chain is own by Loblaws Incorporated During our visit on Friday February 7th 1997 we observed the following control procedures used by the firm in order to use their resources effectively and to provide the managers with accurate accounting information The large scale food distributor uses scanners at every cash register The use of such device provide a better and easier control over its inventory Because the scanning devices are all linked to the main computer managers can therefore obtain up to date statements and inventory reports to maintain their inventory at levels that a just in time system can be used Another advantage of the scanners is in term of time spent by a customer at the check out point It provides a faster services which every client does appreciate The last but not the least advantages that was observed in relation with the use of the scanners is the impossibility of fraud by any way Given that every item has a bar code it makes it impossible to switch the price tag from another item to the item desired Super Value uses a point-of-sale bar code system the codes include time date and location data in addition to identification data the information makes them useful for analyzing the movement of items and determining what has happened to them during production or other processes As bar code provides good control over transaction scanners make fewer than 1 error in every 10000 transactions whereas keypunchers make about 1 error every 1000 keystrokes The arrival of bar code has given firms a better control of their resources During our observation at Super Value s control systems we have noticed the use of different security systems The most commonly and widely use in the retail business are the video
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