The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced that it is partnering with the Floor Covering Business to Business Association (fcB2B) in an effort to increase the number of flooring distributors sending and receiving electronic purchase orders, invoices and product catalogs from their suppliers as well as their retail customer base. The use of such technology is making the whole supply chain more efficient and will ultimately lower costs for those flooring distributors who take advantage of the tools.
“Distributors large and small can take advantage of the cost benefits B2B technology offers,” commented fcB2B Executive Director, Phil Zolan. He added that “it saves distributors money as research has found that on average it costs over $12 to process a manual flooring purchase order, but the same order costs less than $4 done B2B.”
NAFCD will leverage various communication mediums to inform flooring distributors about the benefits of adopting B2B within their operations. In addition to a series of articles shared with NAFCD distributor members in its newsletter, Phil Zolan will be a guest at the 2018 NAFCD Convention in November to help educate the entire floor covering distributor community on why it’s in their best interest to join the trend in communicating electronically with customers and suppliers.
“NAFCD is committed to enhancing the productivity and profitability of the flooring distributor,” commented NAFCD Executive Vice President, Kevin Gammonley. “Facilitating the greater utilization of available technology by distributors is in-line with NAFCD’s mission.”