A couple of weeks ago I was running a three-day inventory management and review training course in Singapore when one of the attendees made a familiar statement. He said ‘if we left this all up to maintenance they would want to stock everything like they are at Wal-Mart’.
As I said, this is a familiar comment. It doesn’t matter where I go in the world I hear this concern. It’s just the name of the store that changes. In some countries its Wal-Mart, in others it is Cold Storage, or Home base, or Home Depot, or Bunning’s.
The intent of the comment is to say that some people want to stock everything so that the storeroom or warehouse always has on hand what is required. However, I can think of a couple of very good reasons why you SHOULD aim to stock your storeroom like Wal-Mart.
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