SupplyWorks In-Site™ For Educators
Bristow Public Schools - Bristow, Oklahoma
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Bristow Public Schools is located in Bristow, Oklahoma. It has 1,707 students attending four schools in grades PK-12. The district was searching for solutions that would:
- Increase staff productivity
- Prevent the individual schools in the district from exceeding budget levels
- Improve the health and appearance of school buildings
They had been purchasing from multiple vendors with little direction or training as a result of using an annual bid system. Each school was permitted to determine their own products and quantities. This practice resulted in less than acceptable conditions in the schools and excessive amounts of school specific inventory being stored by the district in their central warehouse and school supply closets.
Home Depot Pro Facility Maintenance Experts met with district leaders to acquire an understanding of their goals. They engaged the district with the SupplyWorks In-Site for Education Analysis Program to acclimate themselves with the current state of the facilities, the maintenance program, processes and procedures, and the products being used. This included evaluating current resources and equipment, current spends and budget limitations, knowledge of the staff, urgency and administrative commitment.
A detailed report was created for benchmarking that provided unfiltered data in a number of areas. Guided by this data, Home Depot Pro Facility Maintenance Experts provided the district with a plan that included:
- Remapping of order and purchasing process
- Standardization of products and dilution control system
- Quarterly training for building maintenance staff and principals
- Updating written processes and procedures
- Quality verification
- On-going building evaluations and business reviews
Home Depot Pro provided clarity of cost drivers, operating cost savings, cultural awareness, immediate cost control stabilization, and waste elimination. The savings gained from process improvements allowed the district to purchase much needed powered equipment such as automatic floor scrubbers and upgraded security hardware. Product standardization and on-going training of all staff members including Principals, who are responsible for directing the custodians under their roof, has increased productivity and improved building health scores by more than 30% above initial benchmark scoring.
"With the SupplyWorks In-Site™ for Education program, our school building health scores have improved by 30% and we have enjoyed enough savings to allow us to invest in much needed automated floor equipment. The financial benefits are definitely a plus, but maintaining the health of our students is a top priority during this difficult flu and cold season."
Jeanene Barnett, ED. D.
Bristow Public Schools