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4 Reasons Your Homegrown Inventory Management System Will Fail

Published by Emily Frazier at August 15, 2017 | Categories: Infographic

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time exceed the initial benefits.

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Measuring Inventory Management Effectiveness: 5 Metrics You Need to Track

Published by Jessica Zaleski at May 10, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

When managing an asset inventory program, districts have a litany of data points from which to make strategic decisions to optimize people and processes. All this information can sometimes cause paralysis at your district and stall your program. How do you know which data to track to get the most out of your inventory management program?

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How to Succeed with Inventory Management at Your District: Change Management

Published by Jessica Zaleski at March 10, 2016

K-12 inventory management is quickly becoming a priority to apply change management processes to. State standardized testing, funding requirements for programs like E-rate, compliance with state mandates, and the prevalence of 1:1 initiatives all push the boundaries of how school districts have operated in the past. Typically we see districts create sustainable change management surrounding their inventory control initiatives by focusing on these six areas: leadership, a shared vision, skills, resources, incentives. and strategy.

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How to Assemble a Super Inventory Management Team [WORKSHEET]

Published by Jessica Zaleski at August 31, 2015 | Categories: IT Asset Management

Your software solution is only as effective as your internal implementation plan for your district to fully benefit from the technology. Setting the stage for success starts with ensuring new policies and procedures to achieve your future goals become a part of your district’s culture. One of the most important parts of this process is assigning roles and responsibilities to employees in your district who contribute to inventory control.

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Psych 101: Updating your District Asset Inventory Practices

Published by Anna Maxin at November 22, 2013 | Categories: IT Asset Management

Many districts are feeling the pain of outdated asset management processes and procedures, utilizing practices put in place before the days of highly mobile, low cost technology devices now considered necessary to our school and work days. These instructional changes can be an opportunity to address inventory problems that have been frustrating staff for years. It goes without saying that being good stewards of district asset investments takes some resources but the biggest overlooked challenge is often psychological...

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