Powering Profits Through Productivity.

Don’t leave your money on the table.

Some business plans don’t include the developing and monitoring of product pricing and the timely claiming of rebates electronically thus your company leaves money on the table and you hire more personnel than you really need.

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Productivity Playbook

A football team can’t function well without a playbook. Got one? Plus, the coaches should know the plays better than anyone.  Do you? And…. Each step in a process should create the precise outcome needed by the next performer in the process for ultimate productivity. Does your team work this way?

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Frustrated with your ERP?

Tired of seeing the ERP Providers “Beauty Contest” Presentation? Ask your own questions. Get answers for your business.

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What’s Your Productivity Score?

The best way to get your team to take action is to get them to agree on actions needed! Use this tool to score your performance in these critical back room productivity functions!

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Allen Ray

You know about your business. But do you know about how to get Productivity and Sound Growth?

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    Want Better Branches??? Define what you want!

                          Take The Better Branches Survey! By Allen Ray and Neil Gillespie  for www.GrowthWizards.com https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/betterbranches Password: feedthebranches If you do the math on the number of branches controlled by the The Electrical Wholesaling Top 200, you discover that the top 10 companies control a third and […]

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    ERP Evaluations: Not just a Beauty Contest

                  It finally hits you. You can’t go forward any more with your old ERP system. It either doesn’t do the job on it’s  own, or you’ve got so many bolt on programs or modifications that it has become unmanageable. Or, the genius that runs  your homegrown system is […]

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    Amazon Supply is about to strike

    Earlier this June, Amazon Supply re-announced that they were moving into traditional “wholesale distribution markets”. That in it’s self wasn’t the reason for several client phone calls. True, some distributors had signed up to be Amazon Supply fulfillment agents for a lessor commission or stock fee. The real concern was a new cell phone partnered with AT&T […]

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    The High Cost of Low Profits – Part 1

    While this series of articles was written before the beginning of the recession, it has had lasting and en-lighting information for distribution as a whole. In fact several software products were written to solve many of the problems that are explained below. Inventories: Bloated inventories of items that might sell once every two years were […]

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    Developing Corporate Mind Share in your IT Spend

    Looking at your IT Spend Worksheet Distributors, regardless of the channel, seek to productivity using their computer and ERP software with some bolt on packages. More often than not Corporate level employees fool themselves into thinking that they need either a new ERP software system or newer computers without actually understanding their current situation or […]

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    Analyzing Your Business

    Analyzing your business is hard for many because they don’t really get the perspective about actual needs. If it is run internally, more often than not, the employees hold back because of intimidation. Most leaders of businesses assume they know all the needs of a particular section of their business. Most of the time, because […]

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    Throw more people at productivity….we’ll get more productivity!

    Would you bet good money on it? Could you handle as much as 6% net increase in profit by using your computer? Let me share a thought with you. You’d loose the bet regardless of the size of your company. How do I know? Years of experience and a bunch of clients. It’s a proven […]

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    Price Updates: Opportunity or Panic Time?

    Every time a vendor announces a price increase, does your company go into a semi panic? Or is it an opportunity to look at all your customers and see where there are margin opportunities. Questions get asked like: How does this affect all the various matrix in my company? What is the street value of […]

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