ASSET MANAGEMENT AT CLIENT FACILITIES
Asset management at client facilities consists of the following 9 steps:
Assign Project Team
A Project Manager is assigned to each inventory project and will act as the single point of contact for the client.
Develop the Work Plan
The Project Manager begins each project by developing a detailed work plan and time schedule for each phase of the inventory process. Each phase of the project is carefully estimated based on the number of personnel and departments assigned to each facility and floor. We work with the client’s designated project manager to coordinate an optimal schedule.
Develop the Inventory Schedule and Supply Bar Code Labels
The Advance Group project manager will work very closely with the client’s point of contact to coordinate, schedule, and assign location priority for the inventory process and will provide weekly status reports on the percentage completion of the inventory process.
Identify Current Locations for Asset Ownership
Prior to commencing the inventory process, the client is required to provide floor plans for all areas to be included in the physical inventory. Bar code location numbers will be provided by building, floor, and room.
Standardize Tag Placement
The Advance Group will use the client’s existing established guidelines or assist in the development of guidelines for the physical locations of the asset tags. Four criteria will be considered:
- Vulnerability to damage or wear
Our inventory personnel will go into the field and photograph or list each typical and/or unique item with its assigned catalog number. All pertinent information for each asset is collected and entered into the inventory system.
Develop Preliminary Asset Bar Code Lists
Catalog sheets with bar coded catalog numbers will be printed. These are used by field personnel to identify furniture and equipment during the inventory. To perform the physical inventory, inventory personnel will be equipped with bar code tags, portable bar code readers, bar coded location and organization menu lists.
Tag Assets and Collect Information Using the Bar Code Reader
Client Asset Web
Internet access is an extremely popular feature with our clients. Key points are described, below:
- Account databases can be designated by department, division, or region.
- Clients can search through their catalog and view assets.
- Clients can sort through the catalog through a variety of search options.
- Assets can be identified by extensive sort fields and by photographs.