Last month, we spent time discussing the Tactical Processes, those items identified in blue blocks:
· Parts Standardization
· Requisition of Material
· Receiving Purchased Items from Stores
· Repair or Replace
To round out the Intermediate – Efficient storeroom discussion, this month we are going to review the Last Used Report, and the Optimize Physical Layout idea. These blocks are grey and salmon colored, respectively.
Figure 1: Intermediate-Efficient
The Last Used Report is identified on this road map as a Key Performance Indicator. It’s a listing of the components in the storeroom that have exceeded some criteria for issue frequency. It is often this report that is the first and only evidence that the storeroom has, to indicate a part, or parts, are potential candidates for obsolescence.
It’s recommended that components are evaluated quarterly to determine if they are candidates for obsolescence. This audit is commissioned by the Stores Stock Committee and many plant agencies own various aspects of this study.