Our store has just nearly completed a complete remodel. Time to
remodel the shop now. One of the improvements we plan to make is a
better system for organizing our findings. A couple of the shops I
worked in the seventies had old watchmakers cabinets. The nice thing
about those drawers is when you opened one, an entire portion of the
inventory was there before your eyes. Great for seeing what your low
on at a glance. The boss will build or order anything we want within
reason. A cabinet maker was in yesterday, and shouldn’t be put to the
task (expensive) and tedium of building drawers with 2" cubicles. Not
all that difficult really but something suitable is probably
available. What has been used up to now, is those plastic drawer
organizers. There are six separate units on a shelf. Now that is
tedious! You only see the inventory one little box at a time. White
and yellow findings share common drawers. Often times we are too low
or out and don’t notice it.
Putting the shop inventory with minimums, on computer has been
suggested also. We will see. With a store recently acquiring, a
Colorimeter, Gemvision, and a Megascope, such improvements should
happen. Dan and I have our fingers crossed. It would be so nice to
know we would never fall below the minimums we set! What a concept!
Anyone out there who has purchased a drawer system for findings etc.?
We thought about just putting all the plastic drawers (5’ X 2") into
the new bank of drawers (24" X 36"). That seems a little boring. What