We all know the Great Resignation is hitting employers everywhere, and many dealerships have felt it across their operations. But turnover beyond your dealership is probably affecting your dealership in a way you might not be thinking about.
Turnover and understaffing on the supplier level can cause obvious service lapses but also less obvious issues with respect to oversight of your account. It’s more important than ever to ensure you’re getting what you pay for from your vendors. Common issues to look out for include:
- Incorrect orders
- Route issues
- Invoice problems
Make sure you’re keeping an eye on your vendors, or using resources that can do the job for you. For example, Cintas offers software to simplify the order and tracking process. Many other vendors offer sites and programs that make it easier to get peace of mind in an increasingly short-staffed world.
To learn more about how you can ensure you’re getting all you can from your vendor relationships, contact FLADCO.