Do you ever find that you go into the supply room to grab a new pen and there is an empty pen box sitting on the shelf? Who took the last one and why didn’t they tell anyone?! Argh!
Say you order a box containing 10 reams of paper. You find out that the time it takes to order a new box of paper from your office supplier AND have it delivered, equals about the time it takes to go through 3 reams of paper. What you do is create a Kanban Card.
1. This card is preferably laminated as you will reuse it
2. It should be bright in colour to catch one’s attention.
3. Have instructions on it to be given to whoever is responsible for ordering office supplies. Ex) Reception
4. Lists the amount that needs to be reordered. (In this case a box of 10)
This card is then placed under the 7th ream of paper or on top of the 3rd ream from the bottom as you know it will take that long to restock. When reached, simply give the Kanban card to reception and they will know to re-order the paper and how much is needed. Wow! You will never be out of paper and you will never order more than you need. (Told you it was mind-blowing.)
Now if you’re reading this and you are in the market for ordering office supplies you may also want to check out Rocky Mountain Computer Products (RMCP) Office Supply. Here’s why they’re different and definitely worth your consideration:
1. Instant account set up – all they need is your business card and a Yes!
2. Their system does price comparisons twice/week with the big box stores and automatically beats the best price. Guaranteed!
3. Dedicated drivers that do NOT just drop and run. They are as committed to customer satisfaction as the RMCP staff is. So if you need that heavy box of paper put in the back, they will do that for you.
4. Need a Rush Order or Same Day delivery? – No problem! RMCP is local to Calgary and the surrounding area guaranteeing you prompt service.
5. No Minimum Order requirements. Think it’s easier to just pop into Staples for a few things yourself? Why? You’re already on account, and they will deliver to your door. Save yourself a trip.
These are just a few of the reasons RMCP sets themselves apart. Feel free to visit them at www.rmcp.ca or talk to Aaron Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org - Happy Ordering!