Wednesday, 27 August 2014

09:25 – One of the things that makes this time of year hectic for us is the unpredictability of orders. For example, as of yesterday morning, we had what I estimated as at least two or three weeks’ worth of forensic kits in stock. When I finished shipping kits yesterday, we were down to two forensic kits in stock. There’s no way to predict with any reasonable accuracy because our volume just isn’t large enough. We could get an order five minutes from now for 30 biology kits, which we could cover. Worse, we could get an order for 30 chemistry kits, which at the moment we couldn’t cover. So this time of year we just do the best we can to ship timely. I’m on my way downstairs right now to make up another batch of Kastle-Meyer reagent for forensic kits, along with several other chemicals we’re out of.