- Economic Update 2009
- Economic Update 2010
- Economic Update 2011
- Economic Update 2012
- Economic Update 2013
- Economic Update 2014
- Economic Update 2015 (PDF)
Abe WalkingBear Sanchez
- Who are Your Customers' Customers?
- The CEO Quiz
- Trade Credit: A 21st Century Profit Source, Part 1
- Trade Credit: A 21st Century Profit Source, Part 2
- When Salespeople Become Bread Men, Parts 1 & 2
- A/R Survival Tactics
- Monitoring A/R's Vital Signs, Part 1
- Monitoring A/R's Vital Signs, Part 2
- Missed Profit Opportunities
Jason Bader, The Distribution Team
- The Safe Warehouse
- Building a Solid Bench of Talent
- Improving Inventory Turns
- Learning to Manage Your New Warehouse Employees
- Is VMI Right for You?
- Make Your Master Work for You
- Five Keys to Making Money in Distribution
- Herb Shields, The Distributor Board
10 Reasons Why Distributors Have Too Much Inventory
- Jon Schreibfeder, Effective Inventory Management
Are You Making Money?
How Much is Free Freight Worth?
Cycle Counting, Part 1
Cycle Counting, Part 2
Calculating Safety Stock
Planned Excess Inventory
Effectively Introducing New Products
Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment
Money or Glory: Why are You in Business?
One Product Ranking is Not Enough
The Triangle of Cooperation
Managing Long Lead Times
Monitoring Inventory Performance: Turnover, Turn/Earn and GMROI
Analyzing Inventory: Customer Service Levels and Stock-Outs
Sales & Marketing Management
For help on inventory, marketing, cash flow, logistics, purchasing, planning, mergers, acquisitions and other areas of distribution management, please consult these recognized industry experts.
The Distributor Board combines the experience and talents of Herb Sheilds, M. Jay Heilbrunn and David Panitch. They specialize in warehouse operations, transportation, logistics, purchasing, general management, sales & marketing, technology, strategic planning, organizational structure and merger and acquisition.
Web site: www.thedistributorboard.com
The Distribution Team provides a myriad of products and services to help today's distributor cope with this rapidly changing industry. Although we focus on inventory management, the distribution team can help you with all facets of your distributorship. We have aligned ourselves with some of the top consultants in the industry like Rick Bushnell, Abe Sanchez, Bruce Merrifield and David Kahle. If we can't help you directly, we will put you in touch with a professional who can.
Distribution Team, including partner Jason Bader, offers clients a wide variety of services in the areas of: Inventory Management, Branch Management, Pricing Strategies, Technology Identification and Implementation, Warehouse Management, Customer Service Analysis,
Operations Reviews, Dead Stock Programs, Vendor Relations, Replenishment Strategies, Asset Management, Employee training.
Web site: www.thedistributionteam.com
Effective Inventory Management, Inc. is dedicated to helping organizations provide outstanding customer service while maximizing the return on their inventory investment. It is critical in these challenging economic times that (1) only an appropriate number of dollars be invested in stock inventory, and (2) every dollar works as hard as possible to maximize the profitability and productivity of your investment.
All of our products, classroom instruction, and consulting services are designed to lead you through the practical implementation of a successful inventory management system. Just as important, you will gain the knowledge necessary to enhance and modify your inventory system to meet your organization's changing needs.
Jon Schreibfeder, president of Effective Inventory Management, Inc., has helped over 2,000 firms improve their productivity and profitability through better inventory management. Jon has designed several inventory management computer systems and has also served as a distribution industry "troubleshooter" for two major computer companies. He is the author of numerous articles and a series of books on effective inventory management, including the recently published Achieving Effective Inventory Management (5th edition) and the National Association of Wholesale Distributors' Guess Right – Best Practices in Demand Forecasting for Distributors.
Web site: www.effectiveinventory.com
Abe WalkingBear is an International Speaker / Trainer / Consultant on the subject of cash flow / sales enhancement and business knowledge organization and use.
He is the author of Profit Centered Credit and Collections 1999, co-author of STAFDA's Foundations of a Business 2007, and co-author of the new international book, The Best Kept Profit Secret: The Executive's Guide to Transforming a Cost Center 2009. WalkingBear has authored hundreds of business articles, has worked with numerous companies in a wide range of industries since 1982 .
He has spoken at many venues including the Shakespeare Globe Theater in London.
A hard hitting and fast paced speaker, he brings life and energy to a critical business function whose true potential has yet to be realized by most businesses.
ICM / Mexico, Irish Institute of Credit Management, Evergreen Marketing Group,Vistage, CU, CSU, Texas A&M, N A C M - Kansas City, HTDA, BCFM, Skinner Nurseries, Deardens, Rain Bird, STAFDA, IBM, PEI, Atradius are but a few of the groups, schools, companies and associations for whom WalkingBear has conducted programs.
WalkingBear can be reached through: www.abewalkingbear.com