It’s so important for any warehouse and distribution center to be paying attention to data points in this day and age. Even if they’re not seeking cGMP-compliant status, the value to inventory rotation and management alone is invaluable. But when you are talking about a facility that’s dealing in food-grade items, ignoring data points just isn’t an option.
Let’s say that you chose a non-cGMP facility because you were told they could handle your goods just as well. They also do inventory by hand because they’ve not invested in the technology that a modern warehouse demands. You notice after a month or two that your bills are climbing, but you’re not really selling any more product. Sometimes easy supplement distribution isn’t so easy, right?
A few months after that, it’s discovered that some of your inventory was misplaced because it wasn’t being electronically tracked. Not only is that product now too old to sell, you’ve been paying to store it all this time!
We don’t pretend to be perfect, but the backup plans with backup plans that are required for cGMP compliance are a great secondary check on inventory that just comes with the territory.