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Hi! I joined SchoolDude in 2014 after leading the digital marketing team for a non-profit in northwest Indiana. Now in central North Carolina, I am excited to be bringing our clients tools and resources for success as a member of the SchoolDude marketing team. There is so much power in the Dude Community — knowledge, experience, and passion which I hope to bring to you, our clients, to help you achieve success.
Maintaining a safe learning environment. That's the central concern of facility directors across the nation. You've carried the weight this responsibility brings, dealt with the demands of aging facilities, and managed the rush of work orders. That means you know there are some things that get overlooked: the
This month, we're going take a look at two of the biggest operations outliers, trip planning and inventory management. Trip planning and inventory management are operations outliers because they're easy to put off – other projects drown out the need to improve these oft-neglected areas.
You may be thinking, "No, we have a whole Transportation department!" or "What? We track all our inventory in a spreadsheet!" That's great! But what are you doing to improve?
Interestingly, for most schools there are major efficiency gains to be made in trip planning and inventory management. And the return on investment is huge! Automating the routing process for trip requests alone can save you more than 2 hours per request. Meanwhile, the ability to dynamically track inventory can help prevent shrink, equating to thousands of dollars saved.
There's much more to be said about the power of paying attention to the operations outliers. Stay tuned to the Success Series blog for more about the power of perfecting inventory management and trip planning. Or,
register for this month's Setting up for Success Webinar. Let us know what you're doing to manage trips and inventory in the comments below!