Maintaining the timely flow of parts and supplies is critical to business survival. Whether your company imports and distributes parts to retailers, or sells parts and supplies directly to consumers, rapid access to the part or supply that is needed keeps clients happy and business humming.
You may find that it is not cost-effective to employ a parts delivery driver and maintain large stocks of parts and supplies in on-hand inventory. Besides vehicle expense, storage space, and insurance there are several costs that accompany such procedures. Someone has to be on hand to dispatch the driver, oversee vehicle use and maintenance. Accurate inventory must be maintained, and a system must be devised that allows employees to quickly determine the location of each stored item and send it where it needs to go.