Importance of the Distribution Chain
The passing of merchandise down the chain of manufacturers, retailers and finally, to the consumer who will purchase the product can be an excellent way to define the distribution chain. Product distribution is an important service in logistics and supply chain management. The last thing a business wants or needs is late, or misplaced products. A steady stream of merchandise, regardless of industry is what can make or break companies. When dealing with business to business delivery, the timely delivery of goods is vital, whether it’s parts to the manufacturer, or the finished product to retail locations.
What can happen if your products are late?
If a chain company were to advertise a sale, but not be able to deliver the product in time, they will not only lose revenue, but the reputation of the company will take a hit. There could also be other cost associated with receiving your product late such as, money lost on advertising, and the aggravation of customers demanding rain-checks, all comes down to improper distribution.
Distribution to your clients can be made easy by using a 3rd party delivery company to monitor and manage merchandise from storage to delivery.
For more information on business to business last mile delivery services, explore our website: 3PD Logistics