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Lighting Sales And Distribution Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 
 

Lighting Sales And Distribution Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way distributors operate. Distributors have had to come up with different ways and solutions when it comes to the delivery of lighting and electrical equipment.

The entire industry of sales and distribution for lighting products and electrical equipment had to contend with various periods of changes and adaptation thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the common problems faced in the industry include delay and stock shortages. Distributors, manufacturers, and agents must handle these issues facing the supply chain landscape.

In these challenging times, the distributor’s role is to act as a middle man between the manufacturer and the material delivered to the contractor. Since coronavirus became a full-scale pandemic, distributors have had to bring up various solutions that would enable them to tackle issues relating to product delivery.

“Teamwork, organization, coordination, logistics, and so on, have to be a part of the distributor’s ethos,” said Mathieu Legris, co-owner of Electrimat, an independent Quebec-based distributor.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the supply chain process complex. Ordering and delivery are not as easy as before. “Delivery is the epicenter of the supply chain of lighting products and electrical equipment. A close working relationship between distributor and manufacturer is essential as it makes it easy to set new processes and face constraints that have to do with disruptions and deadlines,” Legris said. “Since the pandemic started, customers receive five different deliveries, from various manufacturers, to make up for all the material needed for a specific order,” Legris continued.

“Since the distributor is in charge of facilitating the work of the contractor, he/she must create an understanding with manufacturers that would ensure swift receipt of deliveries directly to the distributor’s warehouses,” Legris said. “As soon as all the materials are received, the distributor can collate the materials and send them as one delivery to customers.

The distributor must also create an understanding with customers. In a way, the distributor must assume the role of a logistics manager in the supply chain. In fact, this is where project management, as a skill, comes into play. It is a crucial element for contractors to look at when picking a distributor partner. “We have to oversee the various stages of the supply chain to facilitate the process and make it easy for customers,” he concluded.

The recent landscape has made everyone in the electrical industry to upgrade their respect business approach and do things a bit differently in regards to the supply chain. But the good news is that changes are being made to accommodate new demands. Even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ordering and distribution are still taking place, albeit differently.

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