Purchasing Efficiences

We Are Your Customer

Centralized Purchasing - Elite is the purchasing customer instead of the 266 individual military commissaries
EMI - Elite Managed Inventory at Distribution Centers (DC's)

  • Maximize re-orders and minimize number of shipments

  • Eliminate Not In Stock (NIS) items

  • Management of stock rotation and code dates

Responsive and Proactive Speed-to-Shelf Management
Promotional Opportunities

  • Coordinate and enhance quantities with stores and Distribution Centers

  • Sales Reps work on commission basis

  • Positive reputation and working relationship with buyers and category managers

Full Sales and Marketing Solution

  • Category Management / Product Placement

    • Military Scanner Data

    • Plan-O-Grams

    • Positive reputation and working relationship with buyers and category managers

  • Cross-Merchandising with over 40 existing Elite brands

  • Promotional presentation management and support through DeCA promotional periods

  • Development and implementation of sale incentive programs

  • Existing infrastructure to manage pricing and payments to and from DeCA and the commissaries

Elite Services

At Elite Brands, we continue to be on the cutting edge of technology available to use for the military channel. Below are a few of the TOOLS we use to examine our business:
 

EAS (Elite Analytical Solutions)

  • Custom Developed, Leading Edge & Flexible

  • Elite Managed Inventory at Distribution Centers (EMI)

    • Elite's Custom Reports track on-hand Distribution Center inventories to ensure code date/rotation effeciencies plus eliminates "Out of Stocks"

    • Promotional quantities are expertly forecast for Stores & DCs

    • New Item & OTB EMI = Fast 'Speed to Shelf'

    • Distribution Center Web Based interaction for real time store pulls

    • All Distribution Centers to include MDV/NF & COPAC

Distribution Reports

  • Inventory Reports

  • Item Activity Reports

  • Web Based Item Movement Reports

  • Demo Calendar

Systems

  • Fully Integrated EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

  • Sales Discovery System

    • Custom designed heirarchy & units of measure

  • Elite Sales Impact (ESI)

    • ACV Percentages

    • Distribution Voids

    • Database Management and Analysis