Doing business across borders requires precise coordination, especially in the era of “just-in-time” delivery where goods need to be shipped to the customer at exact times. When a product is made in one country, assembled in another, and sold in a third, the companies involved need to be in constant communication from start to finish. Đảm bảo rằng các đơn đặt hàng được thực hiện và giao hàng đúng thời hạn là một phần thiết yếu của kinh doanh quốc tế, and a lot of the monitoring will be done by phone. Vì thế, trong tập này, chúng tôi sẽ xem xét các cách để kiểm tra tiến trình của một đơn đặt hàng qua điện thoại.
A while back in BEP 92 & 93 we met Bill, a buyer for Bancroft’s, a chain of women’s clothing stores in the U.S. He’s placed a large order with Viva, an Italian fashion company, which is being coordinated by Catherine Traynor, Foxtrot’s shipping manager. Foxtrot is Viva’s U.S. distributor.
It’s now several months later and the order is due to be delivered. But Bill has just received a call from Bancroft’s warehouse to let him know that only half the order has been delivered so far. Now he’s calling Catherine to check on the rest of the delivery.
Câu hỏi nghe:
1. How does Catherine let Bill know she’s looking for information about his order?
2. Where is the second part of the shipment?
3. What does Catherine offer to do to avoid separate deliveries in future?