26 Jan 2018

How to Save Time in Your Distribution Process

a young businessman walking to work

If you can’t fully control something, manage the risks. That’s what businesspeople do with the 24 hours they have in a day. While those hours won’t seem enough for everything you need to do for your business, managing your time will help you finish first what’s most important.

In manufacturing and distribution, time is important when managing purchase orders. SourceDay believes that automating a purchase order acknowledgment saves more time for both buyers and suppliers. Here are three tips on how to save time in your distribution process.

1. Plan and Prioritize

This might sound very basic, but it’s what makes businesses successful. Organizations put a lot of time and effort into planning a project, but, if done right, its benefits can save you a significant amount of time and money.

Once you’ve finished planning, prioritize what’s most important. Making sure all systems are in place should be the top priority for any project.

2. Streamline

Your ordering and fulfillment processes have to be more efficient and effective to get the customer satisfaction you want. Software that can manage both can be your one solution.

As long as the ordering process is easy to understand, user-friendly, and gives the information your customer needs, it’s serving its purpose. Connect that with a warehouse management system, and you’ll be saving more time than you’d expect.

3. Automate

Filling out invoices online or communicating with your clients through an app are just some stuff technology can do to help hasten the distribution process without sacrificing accuracy. Choosing the right software to manage your process is crucial. Make sure that you check all functions available before purchasing.

These tips will help any business manage their processes more efficiently. And even if they save just a little amount of time in a day, a little time saved is better than none.

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