5 customisable OKR examples for Inventory System

What are Inventory System OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Inventory System to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Inventory System OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Inventory System. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to improve lab coat inventory management system

  • ObjectiveImprove lab coat inventory management system
  • Key ResultImplement a digital tracking system for real-time inventory status
  • TaskTrain staff on using the new system
  • TaskInstall the system and integrate with existing infrastructure
  • TaskResearch and choose a suitable digital inventory tracking system
  • Key ResultReduce stock discrepancies by 20% through timely and accurate inventory updates
  • TaskImplement a real-time inventory tracking system
  • TaskTrain staff on accurate stock counting procedures
  • TaskSchedule regular inventory audits and reviews
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% decrease in oversupply by optimizing reorder levels
  • TaskAnalyze and improve supplier lead times
  • TaskImplement an inventory management system
  • TaskReview and adjust current inventory reorder levels

2OKRs to boost material input in inventory system

  • ObjectiveBoost material input in inventory system
  • Key ResultReduce input errors in the system by 10% each month
  • TaskRegularly update and maintain system software
  • TaskImplement a rigorous data validation process
  • TaskTrain staff on proper data input procedures
  • Key ResultTrain all inventory staff on efficient material input procedures within one month
  • TaskNotify all inventory staff about the planned trainings
  • TaskIdentify preferred dates and times for training sessions
  • TaskSchedule an experienced trainer for material input procedures
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly recordings of material input by 25%
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient input recording methods
  • TaskOptimize the input recording software system
  • TaskImplement daily checks on materials input recording

3OKRs to streamline hardware inventory and implement asset tagging system

  • ObjectiveStreamline hardware inventory and implement asset tagging system
  • Key ResultCatalogue and organize 100% of the current hardware inventory
  • TaskSystematize hardware details using an inventory management system
  • TaskList all existing hardware assets in inventory
  • TaskCategorize hardware based on type or function
  • Key ResultDevelop a functional asset tagging system for owned devices
  • TaskImplement asset tags on each owned device
  • TaskIdentify all owned devices for cataloguing and tracking
  • TaskCreate a unique identification system for asset tags
  • Key ResultApply asset tags to 100% of owned devices successfully
  • TaskDesignate an individual to oversee the tagging process
  • TaskPurchase durable, high-quality asset tags for all owned devices
  • TaskConduct an audit to ensure that all devices are tagged

4OKRs to decommission all identified systems by 2024

  • ObjectiveDecommission all identified systems by 2024
  • Key ResultConduct final review to ensure all decommissioned systems are properly shut down
  • TaskDocument final review findings
  • TaskConfirm cessation of systems via verification protocols
  • TaskIdentify all systems slated for decommission
  • Key ResultSuccessfully decommission 50% of identified systems by end of quarter
  • TaskExecute decommissioning safely and efficiently
  • TaskIdentify essential vs. non-essential systems for business operations
  • TaskDevelop a detailed decommissioning plan and schedule
  • Key ResultComplete inventory of all systems slated for decommission by end of quarter
  • TaskFinalize and document inventory report
  • TaskConduct thorough inventory of these systems
  • TaskIdentify all systems scheduled for decommissioning

5OKRs to comprehensive inventory creation of Business-led IT services

  • ObjectiveComprehensive inventory creation of Business-led IT services
  • Key ResultIdentify 100% of existing Business-led IT services for inclusion in the inventory
  • TaskIntegrate identified IT services into the inventory system
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive survey of all existing IT services
  • TaskCategorize identified services based on business domain
  • Key ResultAchieve a 95% accuracy rate in cataloguing these identified IT services
  • TaskTrain staff regularly on cataloguing best practices
  • TaskConsistently review and correct catalogue entries
  • TaskImplement detailed cataloguing standards and procedures
  • Key ResultImplement an intuitive, user-friendly system to access the established inventory
  • TaskConduct frequent testing and subsequent iterations for system improvements
  • TaskDevelop system design with emphasis on user-friendly interface
  • TaskIdentify user needs and preferences for inventory system

Inventory System OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Inventory System OKRs in a strategy map

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Inventory System OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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