Advantages of Stock Control Cards :

(i) Records are kept in a more compact manner so that reference to them is facilitated.

(ii) Records can be kept in a neat and clean way by men solely engaged in clerical work so that a division of labour between record keeping and actual material handling is possible.

(iii) As the records are at one place, it is possible to get an overall idea of the stock position without the necessity of going round the stores.


Disadvantages of Stock Control Cards :

(i) On the spot comparison of the physical stock of an item with its book balance is not facilitated.

(ii) Physical identification of materials in stock may not be as easy in the case of bin cards, as the Stock Control Cards are housed in cabinets or trays.