12 Simple Steps to Organize Your Supply Room with Storage Bins and Wire Shelving

5S Room Reorganization - Healthcare

Oct 24, 2016

A well-organized supply room is critical to any operation and extra time spent searching for supplies can have a negative impact on your workflow and productivity. Using these simple steps, you can get started immediately on a plan that will help you reorganize your supply room and keep it organized!

Step 1: Appoint a team of 3 to 5 diverse members to work on the supply room project.

Step 2: Assess your current supply room set-up and examine the need for a color code system.

Step 3: Sort the items in your supply room. Determine the appropriate sized storage bins or storage tubs for all supplies in the room.

Step 4: Measure the supply room and note any special circumstances (pillars and columns, nontraditional room layouts, etc.).

Step 5: Determine the optimal date and time for your supply room reorganization.

Step 6: Prepare bin labels or determine a labeling system in advance of reorganization.

Step 7: Place your existing and new wire shelving and install your louvered panels.

Step 8: One area at a time, reorganize your supply room.

Step 9: Speak to staff members who use the supply room about the new layout.

Step 10: Survey staff members on the effectiveness of the new program and make any final adjustments.

Step 11: Make sure a 5S schedule and checklist are clearly posted and followed daily.

Step 12: Create a plan to convert any remaining supply rooms in your facility.

Best of luck and remember, Akro-Mils has medical supply room reorganization planning guides and healthcare color code charts available for all of your reorganization needs!

For More Information on How to Organize Your Supply Room

For more information on how to organize your supply room, contact us or your local Akro-Mils distributor. To learn how a Solon, Ohio company organized their supply room, read our case study Louvered Panels and AkroBins Solve a Supply Room Challenge.

Do you have tips on how to organize a supply room? Tell us in the comments section below.

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