At work today you have a growing list of tasks that need to be completed. You need to take inventory of the current food supply and then order the necessary items. You need to work on the cost control sheets that are due by the end of the month, and you have to work out some kinks in the employee schedule and have a final draft posted by tomorrow. On top of all of these regular daily, weekly, and monthly tasks, however, you also have a very important end of the year assignment that needs to be completed. Assessing the special operational equipment that you currently have in the warehouse is often an ongoing task, but it is especially important to make sure that you pay attention to any important repairs or reorders that are needed at the end of the year.
Special operational equipment upkeep is an essential part of many businesses. Knowing who to hire for the needed repairs and understanding about the approved list of suppliers for new purchases, in fact, is a very integral and specific part of many businesses. From fire and emergency services equipment that needs to carefully maintain and check a number of items to organizational clothing and individual equipment that must be inventoried, there are a number of processes that keep businesses and non profits of all size running effectively.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the public sector providers and defense contractors that play important roles in making sure that businesses across the country run effectively:
- Government buyers spent nearly $1.2 billion through the GSA Security Schedule in fiscal year 2017.
- Known as Special Item Numbers (SINs), the GSA Security Schedule includes more than 100 subcategories.
- As well as prefabricated structures, GSA’s Buildings and Building Materials Schedule 56 Contract provides the federal government with a source for quality supplies and industrial services.
- Amounting to more than $1 billion in high-quality vehicles and automotive services, GSA procures more than 65,000 vehicles every year which amounts to more than $1 billion in automotive services and high-quality vehicles.
- Organized as contracts that are categorized by industry, the GSA Schedules program is broken down into approximately 30 “schedules.”
From tactical equipment that is industry specific to every day office supplies that are used across many industries, inventory management plays an important role in the success of many businesses.