Grocery Inventory System
It is not widely known that Shalampaxians have long been paying much higher than necessary food prices to compensate the Shalampax Grocery Store for its disorganization, inefficiency and ineptitude.
When food is imported into Shalampax, before going onto the shelves at the Shalampax Grocery Store, it goes into the store’s stockroom, where much of it is forgotten. Out of sheer incompetence, considerable quantities of food are left in the stockroom well beyond the point when the clerks can still disguise the decay with food dye and acrylic, as is the store’s policy for groceries that have not yet reached that point.
These appallingly wasteful practices are about to end. The Shalampax Grocery Store is getting ready to implement a computer-based inventory system that should guarantee that perishable goods are moved out onto the shelves before they rot beyond repair.
In addition to industry-standard program logic, the system will incorporate some of the most advanced and innovative of fuzzy logic, a technology that has gained much note, but, until now, has seen little use in commercial software.
The incorporation of this still untried fuzzy logic is necessary to account for the large quantity of food that spends much of its time being kicked around the stockroom floor, where it picks up many dust bunnies and other fuzzy substances.
Thanks to the efficiencies and dramatically reduced spoilage that the new system will make possible, Shalampaxians should soon see either much lower food prices or much higher profits at the Shalampax Grocery Store. I’m guessing it will be the latter.