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    Consumable Management??

    What software do people use to monitor their printer supplies or is it just me that uses software?
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    Re: Consumable Management??

    I look in the storage cuboard. If it's almost empty I order more.

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    I look in the storage cuboard. If it's almost empty I order more.
    haha you obviously dont have 60 printers and £4000 worth of stock like i do then as if i forget to order a certain cartridge or 3 get used within a few days garaunteed someone will want one when i dont have it.

    I wrote some online app to manage my consumables but its not great.
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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Locked storeroom as well.


    What's happened here is that I've purchased all the consumables I can afford for the printers and anything past that is tough. Staff have been warned, and I've gotthe backing of the SMT's.

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    I look in the storage cuboard. If it's almost empty I order more.
    Sheer Brilliance!

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Aye, but the system works.

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Quote Originally Posted by intrigue
    What software do people use to monitor their printer supplies or is it just me that uses software?
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    I knocked up a little database in Approach (showing my age there) - it records stock in and out and adds on 10% to the purchase price so that when its costed to the relevant dept - the IT budget gets a little bigger. 8)

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Stocking toner is a Pain in the Asp - i've decided! :P hehe!

    Boosting the budget is over-rated I recon. If you can get toner quick enough - most comes next day with no delivery charge, then why bother - just get the user/ whatever to store a spare and replace that if they're really worried - otherwise what happens when the printer dies ...oops - waste of money - chuck...

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    I've got the perfect system

    Handed over ink supplies to a technician - if we run out I shout at her and she orders more

    perfect :twisted:

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    I knocked up a little database in Approach (showing my age there) - it records stock in and out and adds on 10% to the purchase price so that when its costed to the relevant dept - the IT budget gets a little bigger. 8)
    Good God Man!!! How can you do that??? And why did I never think of it. Classic.

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Im with Dos_Box on this one, ive got about 20 printers here and ive never ran out, i just keep a few floating in the stock room...

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Same here cupboard and write down in book what has gone out and if I can be bothered to update the excel spreadsheet

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    only 10%?

    When depts are sticking their budgets together and want to include consumables cost you should tell them the price inc VAT. (presuming most schools claim it back)

    That's the way you do it :-)

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    only 10%?

    When depts are sticking their budgets together and want to include consumables cost you should tell them the price inc VAT. (presuming most schools claim it back)

    That's the way you do it :-)
    10% after VAT of course! :mrgreen:

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    Re: Consumable Management??

    lol

    We always run out - not because of my choosing, but the management's lol

    Its a look at the store room ...er...my room to see whats left.

    They never plan for toner so if anyone asks me why there's none in x printer, i say ask the management or something lol

    Sad, but true *sighs*

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