What this means for you:
- Haddon House Purchase Orders will be in the UNFI Business System (UBS) format. On Purchase Orders, you will only see cost of goods and off invoice promotions as their own line item. Allowances will not be included as separate line items on the invoice.
- Order patterns and quantities may shift. Inventory Optimization (IO), UNFI’s inventory and purchasing technology, takes into account demand, sales history, and lead time to determine an optimal ordering frequency. For example, you may no longer receive orders on the same day (e.g., every Tuesday) as you do now. Buyers will communicate any expected shifts in ordering patterns to reduce impact to your production. IO also takes into account promotional activity and lead time to optimize order quantities. For example, you may see an increase in purchases during promotional periods.
- No changes will occur to receiving schedules in the Richburg Distribution Center at this time. There may be adjustments after UNFI and Haddon House have evaluated the delivery territories and options for servicing customers.
We will now focus on the conversion of the second Haddon House Distribution Center, located in Howell, NJ, which will go through the same process in early March. At that point, Haddon House will officially become part of the UNFI distribution network and both facilities will operate on the state of the art operations system, Warehouse Management 2012.
Over the next few weeks, you may experience some challenges as we acclimate to the new ways of working together. If you have questions, contact your Buyer – please refer to the Buyer Assignment list as needed.