Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Inventory 101

Ordering parts for a race team is a lot more complicated than a standard inventory system. For TRB, it takes 5 full-time guys just to get the job done and we’re not talking your average 9-5 job – these guys put in some long hours. With dozens of cars being built and hundreds of parts going into each car, there has to be a method to the madness (Jeff and Matt are controlling the madness in the photo). Just yesterday alone 180 parts were ordered and at any given time there can be up to 800 parts stashed on the shelves just waiting to be used. That means a lot of paperwork, a lot of spreadsheets and a lot of purchase orders. The good stuff? Getting to play with all the toys…er, parts…before the rest of the race team does.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Red Bull considered a "part?" It IS something they need to keep everyone going...

7:40 AM  

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