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Reorder Tags for the Red Tag Inventory Control System
The red tag
inventory control system is a manual system in which small red tags are affixed
to the reorder point of items being controlled within this inventory.
- When a particular product reaches the reorder point, the red flag is
removed, placed in a small box and, once a week, the inventory control manager
gathers those tags.
- On the back of the tag is noted the quantity ordered, the date it is
ordered, and the price paid.
- When the new inventory arrives, the same tag is once again affixed to the
reorder point of that inventory.
If an item does not get receipted through the computer, if it does not have a
code number associated with it and if it does not get invoiced, it should be
placed into the manual type category for inventory control. Items such as
syringes, gauze, and suture material would all be placed under the new type
category which would be labeled "manual."
For the manual system, the practice will need to purchase red flag reorder
tags. The tags should be placed at the reorder point of any inventory item
controlled within this manual system. If you decide that suture material is to
be reordered when you are down to twelve packages, you would take twelve
packages, fill out a red flag inventory tag, rubber band it together with the
suture material, and place it behind the suture material in use. Once the suture
material in use has been used up, the staff will then take the package of suture
material that has been bound together with the tag, remove the red flag, place
it in a collection point, and continue to use suture material. Once a week, the
person in charge of inventory control will gather the appropriate flags from the
boxes throughout the practice. The inventory item will be ordered and the back
of the flag for that item will be updated with the date that of the order, the
quantity, and the price paid. When the item is received, the reorder quantity
will again be bound together with the appropriate flag and be placed behind the
product in use. Thus, the system is perpetual.
When the flag is once again removed and the product ordered, the date should
be compared with the previous date. As tags are used, it will keep you informed
about the shelf life of the product and whether or not that shelf life needs to
be adjusted. The practice should strive to maintain a shelf life of one month
and certainly not exceed a three month shelf life on any product purchased or
brought into the practice.