This will not win me many friends on the vendor side, because what I am about to suggest will not only help dealers structure their month, but will leave them still happily married with a full head of hair.
Dealers will no longer have to dedicate time after hours finishing projects or pulling out their hair from playing catch-up. On the other side, it will stop the growing epidemic of carpal tunnel syndrome that vendors are experiencing by eliminating endless calls trying to track down dealership folks.
I understand “sales” is often linked to persistence and determination, but there needs to be limits. I’m recommending that dealers create a Vendor Visit Protocol and win back time in your day.
Do you seem to have vendors walking in unannounced on a daily basis, whether they’re current partners of your dealer or simply trying to sell their wares?
It can be a major time suck, am I right?