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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Taking it Back: Recommended Policies and          
Practices Regarding Inventory Returns in the Power Transmission/Motion Control Industry  


In the power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) industry, inventory returns from distributors back to manufacturers can be a source of real costs and professional friction. Despite the best efforts and diligence of manufacturers, distributors and customers, some returns are unavoidable. Constructing an inventory return policy that considers the business needs of all channel partners can result in an environment in which all sides benefit from good business practices.
 
PTDA, in its ongoing efforts to develop best-in-class business practices among distributors and manufacturers, has issued a white paper that discusses the issues created by inventory return practices.  While each manufacturer will develop a policy that serves the needs of their own organization and their distributors, PTDA includes in its white paper a discussion of best practices that can be implemented by both manufacturers and distributors in order to operate more efficiently and improve profitability.
 
To accompany the white paper, PTDA has also developed a template to be used by manufacturers in constructing and communicating a comprehensive return policy.  This template provides manufacturers with a guideline for creating formal policies that consistently and fairly govern inventory returns from their distributor partners.
 
PTDA Members: Download “Taking It Back: Recommended Policies and Practices Regarding Inventory Returns in the Power Transmission/Motion Control Industry”.
 
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