small companies entering the UK for the first time and launching
their first product struggle to establish their supply chains.
Often the company has marketing
resources but cannot justify a resource to establish the storage
and distribution aspects for launch. HTF have experience in
handling this for companies and ensuring that everything is
ready for the product launch.
There are many steps between
the receipt of the customer order to receiving the cash for
the sale (order to cash), including where and how the product
Options available include outsourcing all or some of these
steps and HTF have experience of both selecting the right
outsourced provider(s) and developing new functions in-house.
For your company this may
go hand in hand with obtaining a Wholesale Dealer’s
Licence (WL) as well as establishing effective planning processes.
these all fit together to ensure smooth product, information
and cash flow is vital to the success of a company, especially
in the case of the launch of a new product.
We work with many of the outsourced
storage and distribution providers (called pre-wholesalers)
and know their relative strengths and weaknesses.
HTF have up to date market knowledge on best price and performance
for your situation and can guide you through the selection
process. Once selected the products need to be set-up with
Other supply chain preparations
for launch include advising various bodies of the prices,
obtaining product codes, advising publications of the new
product and the launch date, and getting the new product onto
GP systems so it can be prescribed!
HTF can advise you or handle
all of these launch activities for you.
are already operating you may want to know if you are getting
value for money from your pre-wholesaler, or simply want to
change to another! Changing pre-wholesaler may require a variation
to your existing WL and HTF can advise or handle this for