Are You Leaking Profits From Direct Store Delivery Purchases? Consider a DSD Recovery Audit.
A DSD Recovery Audit, as a part of a Retail Recovery Audit, or as standalone project, can bring significant recovery dollars to your bottom line. In a business with slim margins, recoveries from a DSD audit can have a significant impact to a company’s profitability.
Did You Know Studies Have Shown That DSD Merchandise Can Account for Approximately 24% of a Retail Company’s Total Sales and as High as 52% of Profits?
Interestingly, The Internal Controls In Place To Manage The DSD Process Are Difficult To Employ And, In Many Cases, May Be Antiquated
As a result, retail companies are at a higher risk of overpaying vendors on certain transactions, thereby reducing revenues.
Many executives in the grocery, distribution, convenience, and mass merchandise verticals are concerned about the prices of DSD product being in sync with ongoing promotional activity. They have shared with us their challenges in being able to manage and account for the enormous amount of disparate data associated with DSD transactions.
What Makes A DSD Audit Unique?
- Huge amount of data – DSD transactions can easily be 10 – 20 times larger than warehouse transactions
- Deal data is in a different system than warehouse data
- Short deal periods
- Promotional offerings can vary by location
- Unique product mix
Why Is A Disciplined Approach To A DSD Audit Necessary?
- Must ensure completeness and accuracy of backdoor receiving data
- Accuracy of deal capture is critical
- Payment matching to purchase transactions is unique
- Billback deductions need to be accounted for
- Understanding of guidelines must be established for the audit
Make sure your retail recovery audit firm is capable of handling DSD data, and more importantly, that they have a specific audit approach to allow for maximum recoveries
Not all retail recovery audit firms have the skillset to perform an effective and profitable DSD audit. For more information on how Strategic Audit Solutions can partner with you to identify, recover, and prevent future profit leakage in the DSD environment contact us today.
Maximizing Financial Health: The Crucial Role of AP Recovery Audits for Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders
In the intricate world of healthcare supply chains, where precision and reliability are paramount, the Accounts Payable (AP) process plays a critical role. One often underestimated strategy for enhancing supplier […]Continue Reading
Unveiling Efficiency: Exploring AP Audit Objectives for Financial Excellence
Over the last three decades, Accounts Payable (AP) Recovery Audits have been a widely known best practice for medium to large size organizations. Depending on the environment, organization and unique […]Continue Reading
Strategic Audit Solutions, Inc. Proudly Announces Employee of the Year 2023 – Larry Crawley
Larry Crawley, who recently assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer, has been an invaluable asset to SAS throughout his remarkable 10-year career with the company. His dedication and outstanding […]Continue Reading
Strategic Audit Solutions, Inc. Recognized as Best & Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation
Strategic Audit Solutions (SAS), a leading multi-vertical recovery audit firm, is thrilled to announce its recognition as one of the Best & Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation. […]Continue Reading