When you place an order with your disposable glove vendor, do you get everything in one shipment? During a busy season, waiting on products on backorder is not good for business, especially if you do not want to lose customers to the competition.
Partnering with AMMEX Corporation, getting the supply you need at the right time is not something you will worry about. We use top-notch supply chain management strategies to ensure your complete order arrives on time.
Understanding fill rate and accuracy
One metric that impacts the supply chain is fill rate. This percentage refers to the ratio of demand compared to the available supply. In other words, when you place an order, how much of that purchase does a vendor have waiting in its inventory to ship to you? Additionally, this refers to a single shipment, so items on backorder affect fill rate.
“AMMEX has a 99.8 percent shipping accuracy.”
Order accuracy is also integral supply chain management. Not only should customers receive 99.8 percent of their purchased items, but they also must receive exactly what they requested. Accuracy errors occur at various stages of the supply chain, which is why the formula for a perfect order accounts for warehousing, procurement, transportation and other stages.
Giving customers the products they want
Disposable gloves are a commodity and need-based product, which means they come with certain expectations. As indicated in John Warrillow’s book “The Automatic Customer,” you as a distributor do not want to deal with unnecessary hassles when maintaining your inventory. You expect all products to arrive at the same time and in a consistent quantity and quality to meet your projected demand. In turn, your customers want these products to be available when they need them. If all goes to plan, this process is a well-oiled machine that requires little attention.
However, if you are working with a vendor with a low fill rate and a overall order accuracy, the process is less harmonious. While you chase down shipments, your customers walk out the door to find another distributor with the products they need. Over time, you may consider the same action with your vendor.
Getting a worry-free experience with AMMEX
We at AMMEX understand how disruptions in our supply chain would impact your ability to ship orders to your customers on time. This is why one of our four key ideologies is to be consistent in our products and processes.
All of this is possible through proper forecasting. We are poised for significant growth in 2015 and beyond, and we factor that expansion into our supply chain management. This includes accounting for the growth our distributors experience while partnering with us, as well as creating ample room for successful delivery with a four-month lead time for our products, especially gloves.
One element that helps us with our forecasting is the shipping accuracy. While the industrial average is 99.6 percent for orders that are shipped out, AMMEX exceeds that figure at 99.8 percent.
Any vendor can sell you gloves. AMMEX is here to help you sell more and keep your inventory fully stocked. Learn more about becoming an AMMEX partner.