I am British so I don’t want to get all Austin Powers on you but I have lost my blogging Mojo a little this week. It has been an eventful week; it was the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. I still have plenty of friends out there working on the reconstruction and have lost some friends recently to violence and cholera. We are also gearing up to back to Haiti on a short trip to shine The Logistics Project’s light on a few logistical dark corners, so we are prepping and packing and will blog more on that nearer the time.
|A sneaky peak at the new website|
|Just say no.....|
Things I could have taken from my career to prevent this shortfall of undies are as follows:
- Correctly assess your maximum and minimum re-order levels, take into consideration seasonal changes. Does the impending wet season mean you need a greater buffer stock.
- Choose an appropriate trigger, the simple irritation of low stock may not always be the most appropriate re-order marker. Sometimes an algorithm of stock over consumption can be a more effective measure.
- Regularly review your operational setting, changes in output, personnel or supplier can lead to a need to review your minimum stock levels and reorder triggers.
So tonight as your jockeys (or female equivalent) fall to the floor use that as a trigger to review your min/max stock order levels.