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In Best Practices-Part 1, I talked about Vendor Compliance and the importance of following proper procedures with your inbound shipments to ensure a quality receipt and accurate inventory data. Now, let’s talk about how to better manage demand and replenishment to keep orders flowing. Read More. The bullwhip effect, where forecast accuracy decreases as we move further up the supply chain, can be somewhat controlled by good demand planning. And, since your fulfillment partner is a key component of your supply chain, you should be able to lean on them as a resource for:


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St. Louis, Missouri – November 04, 2015 – Our goal is to provide superior fulfillment and distribution services, but it’s really more than that. We realize that when a prospect becomes a client, they’ve essentially handed us their trust to represent their brand.


 


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You’ve done your due diligence in finding a fulfillment partner — hours of research, meetings and more meetings, negotiations, facility tours, and a signed contract. Now it’s time to start filling the DCs with your products. But WAIT! How does this new fulfillment partner handle the receipt of your products? Was this part of your upfront conversations before you signed the contract? If not, it should have been. The quality of the receipt is where it all starts, and making sure your fulfillment partner has best practices in place is a crucial step in the process.


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I love the discovery stage of the sales process — learning about a prospect’s business, understanding what is driving them to change and working through the process of identifying the solutions we offer that will address their challenges. Choosing to partner with a fulfillment provider or moving your business from one to another is a big decision, so it’s important to understand the impact of NOT making that change in order to justify the decision to move forward with it.

Ask yourself these questions:


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