There is a way to get over the widely recognized “small-order” issue in distribution in a truly actionable way. Establishing and monitoring Minimum Order Quantities requires just small changes once the right building blocks are in place. The real challenge is upfront, in assessing the true cost-to-serve at the line level for every transaction. But taking action has an immediate impact on profitability, reducing operating costs, moving slow-turning inventory and boosting cash. Jonathan Bein and Ian Heller will talk with Randy MacLean of WayPoint Analytics about how distributors can defeat the profit drag of small orders.
Ian Heller is the Founder and Chief Strategist for Distribution Strategy Group. He has more than 30 years of experience executing marketing and e-business strategy in the wholesale distribution industry, starting as a truck unloader at a Grainger branch while in college. He’s since held executive roles at GE Capital, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics and HD Supply. Ian has written and spoken extensively on the impact of digital disruption on distributors, and would love to start that conversation with you, your team or group. Reach out today at firstname.lastname@example.org.