a. A combination of training, best practices/protocols, experience, and lists will help your organization quickly evaluate critical supplies and materials that may be needed at increased inventory levels.
b. Make the ordering process fast and easy by having vendor information readily available with detailed information of supply.
c. Everyone has their favorite supplies and suppliers; however, good preparation should include a list of alternative supplies and/or suppliers. Consider the fact that in regional situations, supplies in the disaster-struck region could deplete very quickly.
2. Equipment Inventories: In addition to the considerations above, the following also apply to equipment: