As part of our preventative maintenance plans with national retailers, Resicom must stock speciality paints that can be efficiently delivered to various job site throughout the country without disrupting project deadlines. To ensure that our crews are not without the necessary materials, Resicom developed a process to maximize our inventory levels without incurring added cost.
The scope of work needed to complete this project:
- Create an assessment form to track rotating inventory and amount of paint required for projects.
- Create schedule where paint is ordered from supplier with enough lead time for delivery.
- Transfer paint to smaller container for cost effective shipping, and to minimize waste.
- Finalize shipment of paint to scheduled job site.
The challenges of this project included:
- If paint is ordered too close to project start time, lead time on delivery can be upwards of a week pushing back entire project deadline.
- Having paint shipped directly from supplier to job-site adds significant costs.
- Amount of paint required must be estimated accurately to avoid financial waste of paint that is discarded at the end of a project.
Creating a process by which we can meet our material demands without disrupting project deadlines was critical to efficient and cost effective project management. Our solution to this project included:
- Preemptively order required speciality paint in bulk so it is on hand at home office/warehouse.
- Creating a planned schedule so that costs are minimized by not having to ship last minute, and shipping in bulk.
- Transferring paint into smaller containers than five gallon buckets.
Resicom is a process driven company. By having an organized, established process for how we handle our material needs, Resicom is able to boost overall project management efficiency and transfer cost savings onto our clients.