Eliminating Unexpected Issues in Supply Management

No matter what industry you’re in, supply management is a crucial part of the foundation of your business. Without supply management, the procurement and management of the products and services your business needs in order to operate wouldn’t be possible. By keeping the supply management department organized and running efficiently, you’ll be able to reduce the costs down and utilize resources more effectively.

If you’ve been experiencing unexpected issues within your supply management department as of late, consider the following to help raise the bar and avoid issues in the future!

Who's Running Inventory?

If items are missing, need to be restocked, and what items are not being utilized, a running inventory will be able to lay this all out. If an inventory isn’t being kept, there’s no real way to monitor what is being used and in turn, no accountability for any issues that come up.

Who's Responsible for Reorders?

How many times have you been stuck in a situation where items weren’t reordered when they were supposed to be and now you’re out of the items you need or are balancing the remaining inventory throughout different departments? Having one (or two) individuals in charge of placing orders when inventory gets low will eliminate any surprises with lack of products, especially linens for patients!

Are Costs Being Tracked?

If you’re unsure of how much money you’re spending on the resources you need to run your business, this could prove to be extremely costly. Breaking these down and keeping track of them will help you identify billing errors, wasteful spending, and give you hard facts about cutting costs.

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If your supply management department needs an overhaul, our team at New England Linen has over 140 years of experiencing helping businesses across a range of industries get their uniform and linen rentals in order. To learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today at 401-723-5498.


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