NEW YORK: Retailer Meijer Inc said it was recalling packaged vegetables in six U.S. states due to possible contamination from Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause fatal food poisoning in young children, pregnant women and elderly or frail people. The recall affects 35 products and includes vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus as well as party trays sold in Meijer-branded plastic or foam packaging in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin between Sept.
the eyes of their clients, GALOSI is seen as a strategic
partner and not an ordinary vendor. This follows the keen
business philosophy of the founding partners of GALOSI.
Meet Key Personnel
The process begins with a "kick-off" meeting. The
purpose of this meeting is to first introduce personnel from
both organizations that will be involved in the analysis process.
Secondly, a mutually agreed upon location to perform the analysis
is established. Historically, our analysts set up where the
archived A/P files are located so that we are as close as possible
to your information.
and Prepare Data
Raw client data, whether paper or electronic, needs to be obtained
and prepared for analysis. When gathering data, determining who
controls the information and how to acquire it is vital. Paper
data needs to be copied, sorted, and filed; paper-based data needs
to be converted to electronic data; and downloads from clients
need to be analyzed and converted into database files suitable
for analysis. Once this "download management" is complete,
we are ready to begin the profit recovery process and identify exceptions.
Verification and Review
In this analysis process, we are focused on identifying overpayments
that have resulted from common errors such as missed discounts,
missed credits, duplicated payments, over looked allowances, pricing
mistakes, incorrect invoices and many others.
In paper-based analysis, this means "flipping paper" and
comparing purchase orders and other agreements with invoices. In
electronic-based analysis, this means searching databases and comparing
purchase orders with invoices. In an electronic environment, our
proprietary recovery software is state of the art and allows for
the most thorough and comprehensive review available.
Once we have identified overpayments, all of our recoveries and
relevant supporting documentation are forwarded to the designated
employee within your organization for approval. This allows for
you to have complete control of the analysis, but more importantly,
it ensures that our clients' vendor relationships are not damaged
in the case that a specific claim does not want to be pursued.
We take pride in submitting well-documented claims. This includes
a claim sheet that can be reviewed, understood, and approved very
quickly by our client and their vendors. After the claim has been
approved, we then, on behalf of our client, handle all correspondence
with the vendor community.
At the completion of our engagement, we issue a thorough report
and evaluation of the A/P system to management, which contains
our results and recommendations for improving efficiency and effectiveness
of internal controls. While we recover immediate cash for you,
we also focus on offering ways of avoiding future losses