Expo Panel Discussion Aims To Stop The Order-Error Madness

Ensuring accurate and complete product orders is a top priority for both distributors and suppliers, yet many of the current industry procedures are fraught with opportunities for errors, frustration and, ultimately, order delays and extra costs.

On Monday, January 9 from 1:30 to 2:30, the PPAI Distributors Committee presents a panel discussion focused on delivering dozens of best practices to ensure clean, accurate and—best of all—stress-free orders. During the free session, “Stop The Order-Error Madness,” distributors will hear from a diverse panel of order experts from both sides including Gary Haley, president, Beacon Promotions, Inc.; Ira Neaman, president, Vantage; Kim Bulinsky, apparel division director, Hit Promotional Products; Amanda Corey, MAS, president, Biz Mark, Inc.; Kate Alavez, director of HR and operations, PromoShop, Inc.; and Tara Villanueva, CAS, regional service manager, West, Geiger. The session will be facilitated by Amy Mallet, MAS, president of Amsley Promotions.

Distributors are invited to join the interactive discussion where the panelists will discuss the journey of a typical promotional products order, plus share their tips and best practices aimed at avoiding complications, errors and problems that hold up on-time delivery and cause costly mistakes. Attendees will also have a chance to ask their own questions.

The session takes place in Breakers L on Level 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. It’s free to all PPAI members while nonmembers may purchase a ticket and all attendees earn one CEU point towards certification.

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January 8, 2017

Read every single line of our P.O. and communicate on both sides. Most suppliers are pretty awesome in catching any errors on our side, but the gap in communication for me seems to come from missed phone calls. It would be really nice to be able to communicate with the supplier more by text if the order has a firm in hands date and needs immediate answers. :)

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