The FASTER Win Parts RoomNuts and Bolts to Innovation Lynn Ritger Software Integration Coordinator, FASTER Asset Solutions
Newton’s Three Laws Of Motion First Law: Objects in motion or at rest tend to stay that way until acted upon by an external force.
Newton’s Three Laws Of Motion How does this apply to the parts room? Your parts room operations and processes are not going to change themselves.
Newton’s Three Laws Of Motion Second Law: An object’s change in direction is directly proportional to the force exerted upon it.
Newton’s Three Laws Of Motion How does this apply to the parts room? You get out exactly what you put in.
Newton’s Three Laws Of Motion Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Newton’s Three Laws Of Motion How does this apply to the parts room? There is no free lunch… everything has a cost.
Four Critical Management Areas 1 – Inventory Management 2 – Process Management 3 – User Management 4 – Vendor Management
Inventory Management Be vigilant about inventory stock levels Enforce inventory efficiency standards Monitor and manage obsolescent parts
Process Management Ensure consistency in data entry
Process Management Ensure consistency in data entry Focus on efficient data processing Use default repair types Set up and use vendor warranties TRACK EVERYTHING
User Management Create user groups with preset permission levels for different roles within the parts storeroom Establish sensible price override levels for lower-permission users Devise and enforce guidelines for parts ordering, receipts, and returns
Vendor Management Use the Default Vendor field on parts records to simplify the ordering process Set up “blanket” purchase orders to simplify accounting, if possible Note: If individual purchase orders are required for each order, be sure to close those PO’s when the orders are fully received Review vendor performance on a regular basis
Questions? Thanks for your time!