Monday, 19 November 2012

09:50 – We received orders for two chemistry kits and one biology kit this morning, which took us down to zero inventory on both kits. Fortunately we now have everything in stock we need to assemble 30 more of each.

Barbara spent yesterday afternoon watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix streaming while she sealed 30 sets of the regulated chemicals for the chemistry kits and then labeled another set of bottles for 30 more chemistry kits. That’s plenty to keep me busy for a while. She wanted to get ahead of me so that she can take the Thanksgiving weekend off from doing kit stuff and put up the Saturnalia tree and decorations. Bob the illuminated penguin is already out on the front porch.

While Barbara was labeling bottles yesterday, I had to open our last case of 1,100 15 mL bottles, so this morning I’m cutting a PO to order about 7,000 more 15 mL and 30 mL bottles and caps. I’m still ordering by the case, which is 1,100 of the 15 mL bottles or 1,500 of the 30 mL bottles. I though about ordering in bulk, but that would mean ordering 10,000 to 20,000 of each size, they’d arrive on a pallet rather than in large cardboard boxes, and the cost is only 2 or 3 cents less per bottle. So for now we’ll stick with ordering cases.