A successful risk management strategy requires a strong internal control environment. The risk control matrix (RCM) format emphasizes that strong and risk-oriented internal control environments are often optimized with automated/manual controls, depending on the situation.
An RCM provides an overview of different control objectives that organizations should take into consideration and the corresponding controls to safeguard the company against risks which may arise if not checked timely. Once customized to an organization, this document can help the user in assessing each control. The control assessment can then also be summarized to develop an action plan.
This document outlines risks and controls common to the 11.4.2 Manage Inventories process in a risk control matrix (RCM) format.
Sample risks include:
Adjustments may be recorded to conceal physical inventory shortages
All materials issued to production may not be recorded
Corporate management may not receive visibility to significant inventory adjustments
Customers may not get billed for the correct amount of consignment inventory used
There may be discrepancies between inventory on hand and recorded balances
This document can be used as a sample RCM and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of risks and controls. The KnowledgeLeader team will periodically update this RCM with new content. Organizations should select, update and modify the risks and controls included in this document to ensure that it reflects business operations.