08:13 - My sketchy inventory system has let me down. We were planning to assemble 30 chemistry kits this weekend, but as it turns out we’ll assemble only six. The problem is that I thought I had 36 of the 250 mL glass beakers in stock, but I actually had only six. The other 30 went into the last batch of 30 chemistry kits but somehow never got deducted from inventory. So it seems we’re destined to continue using the OMGWO (Oh-My-God-We’re-Out) inventory system.
Not that that’s a major problem. In fact, it’s kind of an informal JIT (Just-In-Time) inventory system. I ordered another 12 cases of beakers (144 total) yesterday, and they should arrive this coming week. We’ll still assemble the 30 chemistry kits this weekend. It’s just that only six of them will move to the finished goods area to await shipping, with two dozen remaining in the final assembly area awaiting beakers. We’ll finish assembling those this coming week, and start on a new batch of 30 chemistry kits.