1. Exceptionally high consumption rate of an inventory item.
[Potential malpractice: A staff member may have exaggerated the quantity required and pocketed the spare for personal gain.]
2. Frequent loss of inventory items (especially those expensive items) against the inventory record.
[Potential malpractice: A staff member may have stolen or improperly disposed of the inventory items.]
3. Frequent delay in updating the inventory movement records by a particular staff member.
[Potential malpractice: A staff member may buy time to cover up stolen items.]
4. Increase in the number of customer complaints on the quality of goods delivered.
[Potential malpractice: A compromised staff member and/or outsourced transport worker may have substituted the goods with substandard ones in the midway.]
5. Consumption rate of raw materials used in a production line does not tally with the product output.
[Potential malpractice: A staff member may have pilfered the raw materials.]
6. Quantity of items issued by a particular warehouse staff member is higher than normal.
[Potential malpractice: A warehouse staff member may have falsified the issue record to cover up misappropriation of items.]
7. Users complain about the poor quality of goods received from a supplier.
[Potential malpractice: A staff member may turn a blind eye to substandard goods for a bribe.]
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