|Morehouse 10 MN UCM|
So, the technician should really be asking, “Does anyone have a 3.5 mm Allen wrench?” If this or a similar scenario happens at least twice a week, and it takes the technician 10 minutes to find the misplaced or appropriate tool, this would add up to 1,040 minutes per year. 1,040 minutes equates to 17.33 hours per year wasted on hunting down the right tool. If your lab rate is around $60.00/hr, that’s over $1,000.00 that could be added to the bottom line. The cost of most common tools and a magnetic strip is less than $50.00. I think we invested about $35.00 in the tools pictured below.
|Example of Point of Use "Common Tools"|
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