When you think office supplies and ink as it pertains to your office and ordering, you probably don't give it much thought as far as your bottom line is concerned.
Even the most ardent and studios of office managers might be a little lax when it comes to keeping the office stocked with notepads, pens and printer paper and ink. Even thought these items wouldn't be considered large scale expenses, they add up quickly, often account for thousands of dollars of overspent funds per year and are the last line item on a balance sheet that is taking into consideration.
So how exactly can you keep tabs on your tablets without having the CEO nipping at your heels and asking questions about why you've spent well over your budgeted amount?
The trick isn't so much difficult as it is paying close attention to ordering habits and not assuming that something as inconsequential as pencils and paper doesn't deserve some organizational skills thrown in its direction.
And being organized includes anything from making sure you're only ordering as needed and not haphazardly to price shopping between vendors and not believing that to be a waste of time. Far too many managers see office supplies as interchangeable and low cost endeavors that cost pennies in comparison to bigger expenses like a marketing budget or purchasing a fleet of cars for your sales force.
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