Dealing with brokers, importers, and manufacturers results
in additional administrative expenses.
Avoid import product quality problems
Species variation, climate and kiln drying considerations,
and poor quality control damages customer relationships.
Reduce long import delivery lead
Long delivery lead times create the need for higher product
inventories to manage demand.
Eradicate excessive minimum order
sizes for import products
Larger minimum order quantity requirements increases cash
flow outlays and disproportionate inventory investments.
Cease restricted product ranges
and suspect supplier expertise
Multiple purchase sources and unnecessary extensive account
supervision contribute to higher administrative costs.
Shun inadequate distribution systems
Inefficient, erratic delivery causes inflated costs, delays,
and inefficiencies which lead to poor customer relations.