On September 6th, the In-Plant Graphics publication interviewed David Hughes, the manager of Custodial Services & Auxiliary Service for Salem-Keizer Public Schools, on the recent improvements in the production area of the Reprographics Department.
An Upward Spiral
by Nicole Perry
The math isn’t hard. Take six high schools each ordering about 2,000 academic planners at the beginning of the school year, and that’s … a lot of spiral binding. The in-plant at Salem-Kaizer Public Schools in Salem, Ore., was having a hard time keeping up with demand.
“We have about 95 buildings total, district-wide,” explains David Hughes, manager of custodial, property and auxiliary services. “And 20% of our work is for other agencies in the area.”
“The question was,” he continues, “were we going to step up our game, turn jobs away or outsource? We really believe strongly in serving our community from the inside, if we can.” For that reason, Hughes and his team moved to abandon their three-step binding process in favor of a solution that was much faster.
From Inside24J: October 30, 2013
What does it take to educate 40,000 students each day? To answer that question, Lily Gordon and Zoe Habekost, students at South Salem High School, visit a few of the many programs and departments that help our district run smoothly.
In the first part of a new video series called In A Minute, Lily and Zoe give you an overview of Central Stores. Watch below:
Central Stores is dedicated to supporting student achievement by carrying the items needed in the classroom. If your school or department routinely orders an item that is not stocked in the warehouse, we can help.
By stocking items centrally, we can ensure easy access and generally lower prices to our customers. Please fill out our Request for Stock Item Addition/Change Form so we can ensure that we have the items you need available for you to order.
Plan Your Summer Orders with Help from Consumption Reports Data
Consumption Reports are available to both internal and external customers to help plan your annual summer orders. These reports are a great way to project what you will need in the future based on what your school or department has used in the prior year.
INTERNAL SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS can access these reports by logging into Business Objects and going to Document list >> Public Folders >> Accounting >> CS-Inventory Annual Consumption Report. Once opened, enter your department code and fiscal year to produce a report of your items purchased.
EXTERNAL CUSTOMERS can request a report by emailing Johnson_Mindy@salkeiz.k12.or.us. Please include the fiscal year that you would like data on.
Please remember to enter your annual replenishment orders before leaving for the summer break! Please contact Central Stores at 503-399-3333 if you have questions.