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26 February 2015

Simple and easy ways to manage office inventory

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by Tristine Brown - 2 Comments
Simple and easy ways to manage office inventory

You are

working on an important assignment for your company. You are taking notes for an important part of the assignment. Your pen runs out of ink just as the meeting ends. On every other occasion that your pen empties, you have stacks of boxes full of pens and you can pick out a new one. Today, there are no pens; in fact, most of the office supplies are close to empty. You wonder if there is something different that your office could do to make sure that needed offices supplies are always in stock.

Inventory management consultant

Keeping track of inventory is tough, whether it is in your office or products in the warehouse, you have to keep track of them. The products in your warehouse will always take care of themselves. You will always find time to keep track of the products that are for sale. Items in the office are secondary, and get lost in the cracks of the everyday business. Using an inventory control management service can help you immensely.

A person will come into your office once a week or as often as you want and check levels

of office products that your company needs. They will give you suggestions about items you need to buy, and then they will order the products for you.

Buy in bulk

Running an office always has an expense. It does not matter what the size of your office is. There is always a cost. The biggest expense is supplies and keeping those supplies in stock. The easiest way to keep items in stock is to buy them in bulk. By buying many of the items, your office needs you will not need to buy them as often, but you will save money on the different supplies that you need.

Office inventory manager

No matter the size of the office, you need to have someone paying attention to the levels of inventory. In some offices, this person will be called the gate keeper, because they will watch who is taking what and how often. This person can be vital because they can make sure that people do not take items that they should not be taking. The gatekeeper is significant for the office because they can decide on the importance of ordering specific items.

Remembering to keep track of the office supplies is an important part of running your business. Although office supplies can seem minimal, without the right office materials, a project can come to a standstill and frustrate everyone. That is why it is important to put someone in charge of your office supplies. Then your office will run smoothly for a long time.

Tristine Brown

Tristine Brown

Tristine Brown joins Jaribo as our newest contributing editor. She has an academic background in Fine Arts, but don't let fool you – she has a real passion for motors and all things tech. Tristine is based in Chicago with her dog Jasper.

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2 Comments

  1. Steve Cameron says:

    Having to fish around for pens and printing paper happens in our office a lot. Really need to have a better way of keeping track of our supplies.

  2. Ellie Thomas says:

    Our inventory guy at the office is very good keeping us supplied with what we need.

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