Although Saimoon handles hundreds of orders every day it is able to ship more than 80% of its orders the day they are received and about 75% of the original orders are in the file the same day. Sometimes the order has to be held for buy-outs, but it is seldom delayed more than one day.
A wholesaler doing business in a 75-mile radius from a town of 40,000 in Saimoon has adopted a similar system in his office, reduced to suit his volume of business.
Many of the orders received by Saimoon are made out by the local sales force or are received over the telephone and made out by clerks. Each order is numbered and passed upon by the credit manager. It is then entered on the books and sent to the stock room for the less than package lots to be assembled. From there it is sent to the warehouse, which is on the opposite side of the street from the main building, and the original package goods are brought together.