Passion is at the heart of every great romance and itâ€™s no different went it comes to Host Nicole Clausenâ€™s ongoing affair with all things inventory management! This episode of The Inventory Nation Podcast offers you a front-row seat on what it feels like to Fall In Love With Your Inventory! Returning with her first podcast of 2023 (and since the loss of her beloved Tank), Nicole jumps right into the nuts and bolts of putting systems in place â€“ not just in order to get a handle on things like ordering, pricing and performance indicators but also to make life more pleasant and manageable for everyone on your team. Even on the best of days our practices can be swamped by all kinds of variables, so why not put in place SOPs that are about more than show? Nicole is spelling out the components of a healthy inventory ecosystem and how they all work together to ease everyday operational flow. Youâ€™ll also hear about Emma and the real-world results she reaped after taking control of her multi-practice inventory management system. With a little help from Nicole and her toolkit, Emma discovered how to make her multiple vet practices hum â€“ and in the process of doing so also uncovered the fact that this kind of work â€“ spreadsheets and all â€“ is actually in her zone of genius! Maybe itâ€™s in yours, too?
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â€œIâ€™m a really big fan of creating systems in our inventory and our practices in general because day-to-day our practices are busy and chaotic and unexpected enough!â€
â€œ(Quantifying) what is low is such an ambiguous thing because different products can have different â€˜lowsâ€™ and itâ€™s kind of a lot to expect our team to know what â€˜lowâ€™ means for a particular product.â€
â€œNot only was there a sense of relief for (my clientâ€™s) team â€¦ as time went on there was a noticeable difference in the amount of frustration with her team because they knew exactly what to do.â€
â€œWhen (your inventory strategy) lives in your brain, itâ€™s really hard for others to help and support you in that process â€“ and it makes it a lot more challenging to take a vacation!â€
â€œItâ€™s going to take some time (to establish systems) and thatâ€™s okay. Itâ€™s going to take some trial and error and curiosity and thatâ€™s also okay!â€
â€œWithin our ecosystem we have our cycle of inventory that flows, manages and monitors the movement of inventory in your practice.â€
â€œStepping back and figuring out what works best for your unique practice will be 100 times better than just trying to do something because you should â€“ because a lot of times that doesnâ€™t give us the lasting results that we want.â€
â€œInventory systems make your inventory easy and kind of fun, dare I say!â€
Veterinary Care Logistics serves veterinarians and their teams who are frustrated that their current inventory system is not functioning correctly and are facing out of control inventory costs and improperly stocked hospitals. VCL helps veterinarians through inventory analysis, comprehensive step-by-step action plans, and thorough team member training. My clients experience great success and rave about my work because I roll up my sleeves and get dirty working with your hospital to improve your inventory as if it was my own hospital.