Wow.....thats what I want.....how can I get there faster..??????Just off the top of my head in no particular order.
1. Truck inventory with min max quantities. Material requests are sent via email from their iPads to the warehouse. Material replenishment is placed in their truck bin and picked up the following morning. We'll be moving to bar coding before the end of the year.
2. All jobs are staged and material for the job is "kitted" according to the type of job. The kits have their own part number.
3. Trucks are cleaned out and loaded by the warehouse staff when they get back to the shop or early the next morning. We have parts runners delivering material when necessary.
4. We keep them out of the supply houses as much as possible. Rarely do they go to the supply house.
5. We install over 300 generators a year so our trucks all have generator carts, 500 foot spools of 7 conductor tray cable for the control wiring, ramps for removing the generator from the truck, full complement of drills (cordless and corded), all sorts of bits, whole saws, hydraulic punches, fastening trays, wire & cable, label makers, etc
6. We purchase everything in quantity for the best price. We buy all SEU & SER in large spools and have them on wall mounted wire racks in the warehouse.
7. We are always QCing jobs to see how we can make them more efficient, safe and profitable.