Maintenance Storerooms

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The Maintenance Storerooms computer based training (CBT) is taken from New Standard Institute's two-day seminar for Storeroom and Parts Managers and provides a comprehensive approach to the mechanics and mathematics of a well-run storeroom. CBT has full narrated text. Program also includes the Reorder Point Calculator. Selected as a Finalist for the 2004 Product of the Year Award by Plant Engineering Magazine.

Discount pricing available! For more than ten users, please contact New Standard Institute by using the Contact Us form for multiple user discounts.

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Materials Management

  • Quality, Quantity, Price, and Time
  • The Storeroom Balancing Act
  • Reducing Inventory Dollar Value
  • Increasing Storeroom Service Level
  • Handling Obsolescence

The Physical Layout

  • Optimal Storeroom Dimensions
  • Dealing with a Small Storage Space
  • Determining Storage, Lighting, and Security Requirements
  • Shelving, Modular Drawer and other Storage Options
  • New Tools for Developing the Floor Plan
  • Solving Special Storage Challenges
  • OSHA Requirements for Material Storage

Identifying Stock Items

  • Stock Identification Systems
  • Hierarchical Systems vs. Unique Stock Numbers
  • Qualifying Word List Examples
  • Describing Items for Cataloging and Repurchase
  • Stock Locator Systems

Storeroom Catalogs

  • Building a Usable Catalog
  • Computer Searches vs. Printed Catalogs
  • Listing Order and Indexes
  • Employing Graphics and Exploded Views
  • Avoiding Common Cataloging Mistakes

Storeroom Controls

  • The Perpetual Inventory System
  • Streamlining Issues, Receipts, and Returns
  • Optional Annuals and Cycle Counts
  • The Question of Security
  • Controlling Additions and Deletions

Storeroom Economics

  • Storeroom Operating Costs
  • The Cost of Purchasing and the Cost of Holding
  • Inventory Cycles and Usage Rates
  • Determining Reorder Points and Safety Stock Requirements
  • Lead-times and Streamlining the Purchasing Cycle
  • Establishing Proper Order Quantities
  • Reducing Inventory Value through Consignment and Delivery Contracts
  • ABC and XYZ Analysis, Stock Turnover Rates, and Other Management Indices
  • Checks on Supplier Performance


  • Search Engines and Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Bar Coding Systems – Hardware, Software, and Formats
  • Electronic Commerce – EDI, Faxes, E-mail, the Internet