J’ai discuté avec le management, voici ce qu’il avait à me dire concernant la dispute :
The dispute revolves around the other party believing that the inventory was on consignment, due to certain conversations between their sales personal and ours. Our sales person leading this transaction has since been removed from the company because of the severity of the issue. Prior to us shipping this large order to the distributor, they had proven to us their ability to pay in a previous order and has paid in a timely manner with cash and carry. Because this order was larger in size we had originally negotiated a NET30 term, in which we later extended to NET60 to give them more flexibility. It isn’t until we started collecting for the amount that we found out about the conversation between the sales persons.
I’ve been leading the discussions with them since December to figure out how we can move the parties forward. However, they responded that they wanted to hold this inventory and had changed their story to holding this inventory on consignment from the beginning of the transaction. We then decided that it was best for us to have the inventory on hand allowing us to move faster and not need additional capital injection to build units knowing at any point they could send these units back if they felt it was consignment basis.
Lorsque je lui ai demandé si cet événement pouvait avoir un impact sur le long terme, il a répondu :
This is most definitely a big setback and an oversight by the team and I take full responsibility for not asking tougher questions before and during the transaction. In the long term for the company, I believe this is one of the growing pains that the company will face. However, it has made us aware of the necessity to ask tough questions and implement processes that prevent this from happening in the future. Would it have impact? in the short term I believe so,and I would be foolish to say it wouldn’t. But as we move this company forward with the execution and strategies that we have I feel that this would be one of the key moments in our companies history that helped us steer it in the right direction to build better infrastructure in the wake of the event.
Je crois que c’est une très mauvaise nouvelle. Cependant, la base reste la même et je crois qu’ils continuent à exécuter le plan qu’ils ont depuis 2 ans.