While school opening is an exciting time, it’s not without its operational challenges. Hot summer months coupled with older equipment often lead to a lengthy list of work order requests pouring in within the first few days of the school year. To avoid the anticipated setbacks, newly appointed Resource Scheduler Joseph Stewart developed an alternative approach to streamline and improve equipment repairs. By salvaging refrigeration capsules and maintaining an inventory to “grab” from, the Food Services Mechanical Division has dramatically reduced repair time; repairs that previously took 24 hrs are now accomplished within 2 hrs. This improvement in efficiency has had a tremendous impact on all facets of operations, ultimately allowing the division to serve our students better.