Is Your Wholesale Supply Business Ready To Respond?
The intense shopping seasons are upon us, and while many orders have already been placed and filled in preparation for these seasons there is always a possibility that someone will need more. A wholesale supplier needs to be ready to respond with an accurate status on all unsold inventory. This “Open-to-Sell” status is part of the arsenal of tools that is needed for optimal performance.
Equip Your Internal Sales Force
Wholesale supply needs connections, and those connections are not going to be adequate if the people who make the contacts are ill-equipped. Get everyone on the same page with real-time status with tools that do what you need them to do:
- Client order management, including discount rules
- Wholesale goods catalogue maintenance
- Sales orders automatically linked to POs
- Client account status and analysis
- Real time open-to-sell (OTS)
- Vendor management software and inventory status reporting
- Agent and sales representative productivity reporting, including commissions management
- Automated invoicing, including credit alerts
This list is “standard equipment” on the ChainDrive Wholesale Management system, but since it is entirely customizable, the tools you provide your staff can be exactly what they need to keep your business ready to respond to last-minute demands for the season’s hottest items.
The Secret To Responsive Management
The secret to managing anything responsively is being aware of all the details and how they apply to a particular situation. When there is no current information on the data that impacts a situation, the only response available is a blind reaction based on what you hope applies. Since all the data in the ChainDrive software suites integrates into a centralized database, an analytical, thoughtful and strategic response is possible.
Knowing all the facts, both historic and real-time, allows every business to respond effectively to upcoming seasonal challenges.