Are you getting your money’s worth from your work order system?
Work orders are a necessary part of most businesses, but are you sure that your system is the best for your business? Communication between different departments of your company is a huge part of efficiency. Here are some key questions to see if the system your business is using is the best it can be.
Is it taking too long to get a work order filled?
Could it be the system that you are using to get your work order to the workers?
Work orders should be able to be filled out on any device with an internet connection and sent instantly so that work can begin ASAP.
Is the status of the request unclear?
The status of the request should have an easily trackable system that requires a status update at certain checkpoints. This way anyone involved can check the status and there will be no confusion as to what stage an order is at.
Are necessary supplies also tracked through work order so orders don’t get delayed?
Inventory should be tracked right alongside work orders so it’s not a surprise when a certain supply or tool is needed or is about to run out.
Is the budget being tracked by the work order system?
A good work order system will know how much each job will cost including supplies, man hours, tools, etc. It will take these costs into account so that the budget stays balanced.
Modern software is highly sophisticated and you should always question if your software could be doing more for you. Especially when it comes to work orders, added efficiency can be hiding in unexpected places! It could be the difference that you’ve been looking for to see more success at your business. If you’re ready to move to a top-tier work order management solution, contact Landport Systems in Walnut Creek, California.