GROWING YOUR EFFICIENT STOREROOM
From Intermediate to Advanced
Here we are, at the completion of the Storeroom Roadmap. This month we’ll finish discussing those practices (yellow blocks) that make our storeroom efficient at an advanced level. As a preview to next month’s blog, our last in this year long series, I’ll provide some final thoughts and suggestions to round out our study and understanding of the journey we’ve taken.
The practices that comprise the last element of our efforts really do seem to belong in the advanced stages of a very mature organization. It’s in this very section of the map that we hone our fiscal sense and come to understand and provide tools to meet the budgetary constraints through the monthly budget and the measure of stores issues vs. budget.
As a very planned and programmed practice to exercise in our fiscal efforts, strategic sourcing and VMI/Consignment are necessary at this advanced level of execution.
And finally, the technical library will be discussed, in a way that hopefully conveys its importance well beyond a repository for information.
Figure 1: Advanced-Efficient