When using a cycle count program, it is very important that you address any issues as they arise. This means not only rectifying the problem in the short term, but understanding what caused the problem and putting coorective measures into place. It will not serve you well to scrath the surface during a part shortage investigation. Be sure you identify the true root cause and make the necessary corrections. If it is a Bill of Materials issue, fix the BOM. If it has to do with people not performing their jobs properly, find out why and fix the problem.
Frederick Winslow Taylor , the father of scientific management , introduced what are now called standardization and best practice deployment. In Principles of Scientific Management , (1911), Taylor said: "And whenever a workman proposes an improvement, it should be the policy of the management to make a careful analysis of the new method, and if necessary conduct a series of experiments to determine accurately the relative merit of the new suggestion and of the old standard. And whenever the new method is found to be markedly superior to the old, it should be adopted as the standard for the whole establishment."