I have compared my daughters’ consumer habits to distributors using software solutions for enterprise purchasing and to determine the cost to serve. So it’s no surprise that there are similarities between how they manage or don’t manage their rooms to how distributors manage their warehouses.
Last time we discussed how my daughters’ spending was out of control and how that compared to some distributors I have worked with whose spending was also out of control. I had a few suggestions that could help both my kids and these distributors get their spending under control. And since there are similarities (or since the analogy worked so well) that exist between the two, I’m going to use the analogy again on the topic of cost to serve.
I consider myself a reasonable person, despite the fact that I have two teenage daughters. In these formable years I try to instill life lessons whenever possible, such as pick-up after yourself and save some money so you have something to fall back on. But this “mall” thing may be a challenge that’s just too big for me.