Because Spokane Pickers is a team of two, until May 2013, we used the extra space in our two separate garages to store our inventory. Unfortunately, many roadblocks came with two separate locations.
We are excited to announce that we have recently consolidated our inventory into one primary location. This has been a goal of ours for several months and after working in the new office for a week we’re already seeing many advantages to putting it all together.
Here’s a few advantages to the central location.
Keeping things organized and accounted for was the main reason we went with a single location. We had gotten to the point where finding and shipping items was a bigger task than it needed to be. Now any one of our 500 inventory items can be found in 30 seconds or less.
Jake purchased some high end photo lighting awhile back. I have a newer Dell desktop with 24″ monitors. These are two examples of tools we will get more use out of in the central location.
A central location means we can set business hours, work together and increase productivity. In the last week we did very well putting hours in together during the day. I felt that this was especially encouraging because of the back inventory, sorting, tagging, and accounting that needed to be done. We didn’t exactly start the week with a clean slate yet we were able to work through it and complete almost all of the tasks we set out to accomplish.
Separating from the family and putting in work at the central location allows for uninterrupted work time but also shows the family they’re a priority and they deserve their own time.
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