Facilitating Supply Chain Chargebacks
Retailers must have a way of assessing fines or chargebacks to supply chain partners who don’t meet their commitments. Shipments that arrive late or not at all, invalid Advanced Shipping notices, damaged shipments, or shipments that go to the wrong location all cost retailers real dollars. Instead of absorbing them, retailers can bill their suppliers for the time it took to correct the problem. But that can be difficult or impossible — especially if data from multiple sources has to be correlated.