Managing a warehouse full of inventory can seem like an insurmountable task. This is especially true if you’ve recently transitioned from online Etsy retailer to full-blown e-commerce business. Oftentimes, clients in this type of situation reach out to us and ask if there’s a better or more efficient way to manage label orders.
After all, when you’re just learning the ropes, it’s easy to place a massive pre-order, only to find out a few weeks or months later you have thousands of unused labels that are now going to go to waste. Surely there’s a way to avoid this situation in the future, right?
Right! Here at Grand Rapids Label, we’re one of the only label converters around who also offers a Vendor-Managed Inventory program. Simply stated, VMIs help you do more with less. Here’s how it works.
First, we come out to your facility and take stock of your operation. During this visit, we’ll get a clear understanding of your label usage and needs, assessing your minimum and maximum quantity requirements.
Next, we formulate a plan that ensures you always receive the labels you need, exactly when you need them. In fact, we’re so flexible, we can provide just-in-time deliveries with lead times of as little as 24 or 48 hours!
Finally, we develop a model of your order forecasts. This streamlines your operations and saves you the hassle of placing the same order over and over again. If you get busier or slow down at any time, we’ll adjust our supplies accordingly, ensuring you only have the labels you need.