Inventory: We don’t sell frozen custard mix for many reasons. Most notably is that we add little value to the distribution channel. We would just add cost to the people that actually buy our frozen custard machines. This is when your relationship with your suppliers is critical.
In the same way, you have favorite customers – maybe they’re polite, tip well or pick up before they leave, your suppliers will have favorite customers – they pay on time, discuss problems rationally and treat the delivery guys with respect. Getting a delivery in time for a weekend of sunny weather at some point may prove crucial. “Sorry Sold Out” is a terrible thing to hang on the door. Check the weather forecast!!