Day: January 13, 2016

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

10:58 – With the move and everything that’s been going on, my inventory system broke down. I thought we had enough of everything other than vials of PTC paper to make up three dozen biology kit unregulated chemicals bags. Turns out we were out of vials of penicillin G potassium powder and neomycin sulfate powder. Barbara will be filling and labeling 90 or 120 of each today. I’m gradually getting our inventory numbers verified by actual count, but we have so many SKUs that it’s a lot of work.

We’re also down to our last five sets of prepared slides, which we made up and boxed yesterday. I reordered 30 more sets of slides yesterday. Five sets may be a month’s supply, but they could also sell in a single day. Fortunately, my vendor is in-stock on 30 each of all 15 slides in the set. Sometimes, they’re not, and I have to wait a month or more for them to arrive on a slow boat from India.

While I was at it, I also did a purchase order for a few kilos of assorted bulk antibiotics to restock our raw material chemical inventory. All of our vendors were out-of-stock on sulfadimethozine, so I ordered half a kilo of sulfamethazine, which is a good substitute for science kit purposes. Fortunately, I already have a kilo of sulfadimethoxine in the freezer.

The weather continues cold. It was 14F (-10C) when I took Colin out this morning, with the wind chill down around -4F (-20C). Colin doesn’t understand why we wimpy humans prefer to stay indoors instead of taking him out to chase sticks.


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