Health & Beauty Wholesaler
We helped a wholesale baking company streamline their vendor relationships and increase efficiency in their warehouse.Talk to a Packaging Specialist
Our client was ordering from nearly a dozen suppliers for their disposable product needs. Since they had so many suppliers, their receiving warehouse team was inundated with trying to coordinate receiving appointments, which very often led to them not being able to get all the products that they needed in the same day. Their plant also didn’t know which products were coming on which delivery, or from which supplier, so their warehouse team would spend time processing all orders quickly, only to find that the item or two that the plant really needed wasn’t on that order.
We worked with their buying team to craft a vendor reduction solution. We worked with the different buying decision-makers (safety, facility maintenance, and packaging/shipping) on consolidating their supplier base. The client executed a stocking agreement with our company so we held all their product needs on our floor for them.
With far fewer orders being received from nearly a dozen suppliers, the client was able to repurpose one of their receiving employees to another department instead of hiring a new employee for that need. In addition, they were also able to experience improved efficiencies in accounting by not processing as many invoices since we became their sole supplier of disposable product needs. They even saved money on reduction in paper/checks, envelopes, stamps, etc. by having a single source.