Bragging rights

Tiny
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This post may not be acceptable here. But I felt the need to share a story.
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I am a parts guy by day.
I run the parts department for a fleet of 18 wheelers and straight trucks.
I cater to 15 techs in a shop that runs 24/7

Today was my inventory.

My start dollar amount was a little over $105,000.00
Sadly I did loose money during the year.
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I lost $73.26.

That’s 0.07 of 1 percent.
In other words my inventory was 99.93% accurate.
The expected range is 2.5~4%
I got goose bumps when I ran the report.

I called every parts manger in the city to go, “Na nee na nee na na!”


anyone else wanna tell their tail?
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 5:32 AM

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Tiny
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Inventory is one of the most critical areas of any parts business.

Depending on the size of the business, you can be talking hundreds of millions of dollars.

The fact that you take it seriously is refreshing and probably a lost attitude.

I know some people who think that "its not my money, why should I care". These people should not be responsible for inventory.

How frustrating is to call a parts store for a part, they say they have it, but when you get there, they don't have it.
I hate that, so I ask them to put their hands on it before I go get it. Paul
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Yup, mmprince4000,

I agree about the part where it is available but could not be found or the guy did not give the correct info without checking.

When I started work with our local Toyota branch as a junior mechanic, I got into trouble because of that.

In 1980 when the then Toyota Corolla DX was hot, the rear differential had some technical glitch and we had to overhaul it on almost every other car. I checked with my parts dept if the parts was available and got a yes. I reconfirmed and was yes. When I stripped the differential and went to get the parts, the answer was 1 part was not available and would need to be ordered from HQ which would take 2 days. I could have deleyed the job if parts was not available and as the car belonged to a friend, I promised him to have the car on the same day. Now I needed 3 days or reinstall the parts and get it back another day.

I shorted a fuse and during one of the company functions, I gave the parts man a makeover with 2 black eyes.

Btw, don't worry about me now, I am old so dare not cause any trouble ;)

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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 4:51 PM

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