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December 21, 2012News for the wholesale distribution industry

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  • 7 tips for reducing your costs
    You can lower your costs -- and thus boost your margins -- in several ways, such as by working with key suppliers and re-evaluating your sourcing strategy, this article says. Also, look for ways to cut energy costs. The Distributor Board (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to pick the best kind of lift truck for your business
    If you're trying to choose the right type of lift truck for your business, it's important to start by gathering information about your products and warehouse operations, experts say. During the decision-making process, you should consult with key personnel such as managers, supervisors and technicians. Depending on the needs of your business, you may need to use multiple kinds of trucks. DC Velocity online (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Your compensation plan will fail if you don't communicate it well
    If your sales compensation plan doesn't seem to be generating the intended results, poor communication could be to blame, writes Chuck Csizmar, founder of CMC Compensation Group. You should clearly explain the plan's objectives and highlight any thresholds or caps involved, he writes. "Show how payments progress as performance increases, whether using percentages, commission rates or a combination." Compensation Cafe blog (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How group dynamics make B2B sales a different animal
    It's important to recognize that business-to-business purchasing decisions are often made by groups instead of individuals, Amy Harris writes. These groups might complete much of the decision-making process before engaging with sellers -- a fact that changes the sales process as well. B2B Marketing (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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