Carry out stock rotation


Execute repositioning of packaged and perishable products with an earlier sell-by date to the front of a shelf.

Alternative labels

carry out rotation of stock
perform stock mitigation
reposition perishable products

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Carry out stock rotation is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Vending machine operator: Vending machine operators remove cash, conduct visual inspections of the machine, provide basic maintenance and refill goods sold for vending and other coin-operated machines.
Kitchen assistant: Kitchen assistants assist in the preparation of food and cleaning of the kitchen area.
Forklift operator: Forklift operators are responsible for operating forklifts to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. They are accountable for the safe and efficient operation of forklifts. Moreover, they perform the filling of orders and check the accuracy of other orders.
Merchandiser: Merchandisers are responsible for positioning goods following standards and procedures.
Kitchen porter: Kitchen porters wash and clean kitchen areas, including pots, pans, utensils, cutlery and dishes. They prepare the kitchen area before service, and receive and store supplies.

Optional skill

Carry out stock rotation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Shelf filler: Shelf fillers stock and rotate merchandise on shelves, identifying and removing expired products. They clean the shop after its operational hours, ensuring that the shelves are fully stocked for the next day. Shelf fillers may use trolleys, small forklifts to move stock and ladders to reach high shelves. They also give directions to customers in order to locate specific products.





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Last updated on September 20, 2022