Issue 401 - Mothers Day to save the Day
Mother’s Day is the most popular holiday for dining out, according to the National Restaurant Assn. Will it help my readership out?
Issue 400 - Why does that sausage have legs?
Our discussion about inventory and what it costs will be finished with the “Product walking out the door” reprint. In our Food survey last year employee theft was a major concern of our audience. Is it yours?
Issue 399 - Pad and How to Use it
For the last several weeks we’ve talked about what inventory is really costing you. Some estimates have talked about up to 30% to 40% of your inventory value being carrying costs. Most food guys aren’t compensating for this at the Gross Profit level.
Issue 398 - Simplified savings revisited.
Seven years ago in issue # 5 we looked at simple ways to save. Today I’m going to score the marketplace based on my years of observation. Issue 005 - Simplified Saving Ideas for Inventory . for your reference.
Issue 397 - The Hidden Costs of Inventory
In previous issues we looked at how to measure the true cost of carrying your inventory (Issue 64). In light of the fact that was over 7 year ago, I would like to update our goal of being devoted to Good Inventory Practices and take a minute and revisit this extremely important subject providing you with some tips for not only understanding and measuring your true costs, but how to manage them as well. I would like to acknowledge Hurlbut &Associate as information from the site contributed to this week's article.
Issue 396 - What a difference 8 months make!
On July 24h we wrote a newsletter “Drought corn and you” about how the worst drought to affect the nation in over 50 years would have an affect on prices.
Issue 395 - Lorenzo Food Group, growth and investment.
Back in July 2012 I had the pleasure of visiting my good friends and customers as they were building out their new plant. Please refer to Issue 375 - Lorenzo Food Group, growth and investment. Well last week I had the opportunity to do lunch with John and visit with Joe. The graciously answered some questions about the results of the move and below is the interview with John very telling!
Issue 394 - Bar Codes Cut Costs
We at Food Connex have been reading barcodes since 1995.Best guess our customers are shipping well over 1,000,000 pounds a week using our bar code automation tools. Now we not only read them we produce them. What I find extremely mind boggling is the number of implementations I’ve seen that still do not leverage bar codes. Because of that I wanted to reprint a newsletter we produced in 2007 Bar codes cut costs. Please look below for that reprint.
Issue 393 - The Economy is Back!!! We hope
Well as we all know, those of us that follow the news, the economy is booming, according to the stock market. Today we’ll take a look at this “booming economy” and see what effect this has on your markets.
Issue 392 - Sales Compensation Revisited.
Back in Oct 2011 we did a newsletter on Sales, Collections and Commissions. We touched on a lot of areas, but today I wanted to focus on the Commission part of the discussion. It’s important to note that Elizabeth Wasserman on Inc.com has to say,
"One of the biggest management challenges for a growing business is compensating salespeople effectively. You know you need an incentive compensation plan that encourages your sales force to land new accounts and continue to upsell existing customers..." Elizabeth Wasserman on Inc.com
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