I am looking for ideas on how to ensure our employees don’t grab and use the wrong materials. We have some customer supplied materials here. There is a big chance, we have the same grade of materials sitting here that we own. There have been issues with employees grabbing our own stuff, vs the customer owned stuff. We have a Customer Supplied sticker on the side – but it is the same color and size as our Move to Stock stickers. The guys just don’t seem to pay attention. Other issues – if a grade of material is discontinued or produced in a new location – we want to ensure it doesn’t get accidently used – so people are putting these materials in our non-conforming area and labeling them with “see So-n-So for permission”. My boss has challenged me to figure out a way to keep these “good” materials down in inventory (or in the customer supplied area), but make it so they don’t get used accidently. I figured big bright flashy labels on all sides of the materials may help. Besides that, I am a loss. We have an inventory specialist – but he doesn’t always pull ALL of the materials. Sometimes the guys have to do it at night. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.