C Store & Retail Gas Stations – Large Gasoline Retailer
Large independent retail customer operating multiple unbranded fueling stations, convenience stores, and a truck stop in the Ohio and West Virginia markets.
Customer faces competitive pricing pressure in all of its markets. Additionally, inventory management was cumbersome and time consuming as it required the owners to contact each of their locations daily to gather inventory data. This inefficiency resulted in increased sell outs, loss of revenue, and last minute “rush” ordering. Complex supply sourcing was also cumbersome, forcing the customer to juggle multiple vendors.
Guttman Energy developed a customized “keep fill” program for the customer that optimizes their inventory levels. The program also provides the customer with real time data electronically, detailing inventory levels, purchase prices, and local market prices.