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Excess / Left over Materials becoming a chronic problem
Have you ever know how much is your left over costed you?

In construction, we always need a buffer, it cannot be zero, i understand.

My big 2 storage is fully loaded.

So, i counted it...a scary number came up,
a huge wasted of money, the handling & shpping cost is huge sometimes.

and a lot of it can't use for a new project.

Mostly will become a junk eventually.

First, I try to cut down the buffer amount they added.

But when a shortage happens, they will keep mark up the amount of material, this cycle goes on back and forth.

So my solution to cut the buffer was hardly work.

Any idea to take care of it?
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Interesting. Would a historical records collection with past project artifacts be helpful? Preferably a system that can keep project types organized and is searchable.

Also is ther a way of tracking, repurposing, or selling the leftover materials?
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1 reply by Nasid Kuankruer
Apr 23, 2017 12:27 PM
Nasid Kuankruer
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Thank you. Great idea!

There are some place to sell it. But it about 150 miles away. Shipping cost alone is so high.

and some nearer place just give us a garbage price(a recycle quote like galvanized pipe=steel price sell by weight at 0.20 USD /KG ).

i will look into a system to tracking like you suggested.
Can you sell your leftover materials to other companies? What about small businesses? They can likely find creative used for your leftover materials. You might not recoup all the money you spent on your extra materials, but at least you'll get something. Finding creative ways to sell the extra material is a task I'd assign to a junior resource; it'll give them a chance to show what they can do, and it'll free your time for other things.
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1 reply by Nasid Kuankruer
Apr 23, 2017 12:30 PM
Nasid Kuankruer
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Thank you, Mr.Simms.

Very good idea, i will be creative about selling it by the junior.

:D
Apr 22, 2017 3:44 PM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Interesting. Would a historical records collection with past project artifacts be helpful? Preferably a system that can keep project types organized and is searchable.

Also is ther a way of tracking, repurposing, or selling the leftover materials?
Thank you. Great idea!

There are some place to sell it. But it about 150 miles away. Shipping cost alone is so high.

and some nearer place just give us a garbage price(a recycle quote like galvanized pipe=steel price sell by weight at 0.20 USD /KG ).

i will look into a system to tracking like you suggested.
Apr 22, 2017 3:47 PM
Replying to Eric Simms
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Can you sell your leftover materials to other companies? What about small businesses? They can likely find creative used for your leftover materials. You might not recoup all the money you spent on your extra materials, but at least you'll get something. Finding creative ways to sell the extra material is a task I'd assign to a junior resource; it'll give them a chance to show what they can do, and it'll free your time for other things.
Thank you, Mr.Simms.

Very good idea, i will be creative about selling it by the junior.

:D
What about transferring for it's value to futur projects in your organization?

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