BRANCH HEADQUARTERS SELLING
Our marketing teams, focused by category, provide comprehensive program management services supporting the specific needs of each client. We focus heavily on understanding the objectives of each client and how we can leverage synergies within each retailer. We utilize a wide range of business intelligence tools to understand trends and maximize item placements for our clients.
RETAIL SELLING & MERCHANDISING
SMI offers the most comprehensive global coverage available within our market. Stores are managed on a repetitive itinerary based on the ACV (All Commodity Volume) of each facility by a team of Region Managers and CSSR's (Community Sales & Service Representatives) focused on ensuring planogram and promotional compliance, ensuring the quickest possible new item speed to shelf, and auditing the various replenishment systems used by each customer. Our image library electronically captures our work and our web centric communication tools provide real time access to business intelligence and program information to our global field team.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM)
Our proprietary VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) technology provides a platform for managing over $450 Million in inventory annually for our trade partners. Leveraging our clients production and shipping processes maximizes efficiency and consistently surpasses the ROI objectives of our customers. Our SCM competencies provide distinct advantages for our clients by effectively managing inventory flow, providing the most economic order quanties, offering opportunities to manage production strategies and objectives, and maximizing shipping efficiencies.
Our state of the art space management capabilities support a team utilizing all the latest technologies to analyze and maximize sell through by location and manage to trends within each market.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY
SMI offers a wide range of IT initiatives aimed at supporting the needs of both customers and clients. Our IT team supports all EDI initiatives established by our customers while respecting the unique needs of each client.
Our Business Intelligence team exceeds all industry standards in providing the most comprehensive data analysis capabilities within our market. We have over 10 years of experience in the collection and analysis of category and item detail by store level.
SMI offers a wide array of creative services supporting the needs of our clients and customers. We consistently assist our partners in providing focused materials to maximize sales results at store level. Point of Purchase (POP) materials, couponing, advertising, & flyer creation and production are utilized with one goal in mind--focusing the attention of exchange patrons on your products!