LITHONIA, GA -- A&M Equipment Sales has initiated a new instructional series dealing with the top management tools for operators on its Vending Business Blog. The first installment deals with planogramming, a technique for tightening control over product placement originally developed for retail stores.
The blog observes that arranging products uniformly in all the machines offers a number of operational benefits and improves route efficiency. It is accompanied by a sample planogram, available as an Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word file, that operators can download and use as the starting point for developing their own systems. It also includes a video interview and summary.
A&M, which began as a vending operation half a century ago, still is a family owned and operated business. It has transformed itself into a major vending equipment distributorship and remanufacturing business with a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility conveniently situated in the greater Atlanta market area.