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Parts management

  1. Create a parts inventory system: Start by creating a spreadsheet or a database that lists all the parts you need to track. This should include the part name, part number, supplier, cost, and any other relevant details. You can also include columns to track when the parts were ordered, when they were received, and which build they are for.
  2. Use a parts management software: Consider using a parts management software like PartKeepr, an open source inventory management system. It can help you manage your parts inventory, create purchase orders, and track parts usage. It also has barcode scanning capabilities, which can help you easily identify and track parts.
  3. Implement a labeling system: Label each part with a unique identifier, such as a barcode or serial number. This can help you keep track of which build the part belongs to and where it goes on the build.
  4. Use a project management tool: A project management tool like Trello or Asana can help you keep track of each build, including which parts are needed, which parts have been ordered, and which parts have been received. This can help you stay organized and keep track of all the moving parts involved in each build.
  5. Consider outsourcing parts management: If you find that parts management is taking up too much of your time, consider outsourcing it to a third-party logistics provider. This can free up your time to focus on building custom ATVs, while still ensuring that you have the parts you need when you need them.