George Russell, Executive Partner with Currie Management Consultants, presents data and insights from his long career in the industry. Currently, Russell assists machinery dealer-principals in building performance-oriented teams for higher profitability and value. He is also a management columnist for Farm Equipment and contributor to Ag Equipment Intelligence and its annual "Big Dealer" report.
In this first-ever Farm Equipment webinar event, you can expect:
• A summary of the evolution taking place in farm equipment dealerships • Highlights of current and future macro-trends that will affect the industry's structure and the overall pace of change • Key considerations and advice for changing management in the dealership — in terms of people, capital, vision, market and product/service diversification. • Examples comparing this evolution to what's happening in other industries
This event was FREE. It is brought to you by HBS Systems.
Posted from: Vern Anderson, 6/10/13 at 5:45 PM CDT
I missed the original broadcast, but had a chance to review this today. Great program! i plan on printing off the slides for a reference going forward. One question I have though is this. What must we do to get Precision Ag people in to this industry? Those of us that have been doing it for a while recognize the fact that it takes a long time to train someone to be effective in this industry. In Canada we don't have the formalized training that's available in a format such as is being offered at Lake State Regional College in North Dakota. I could use three people at our dealership group right now.
PDF or powerpoint copy of the presentation
Posted from: Bertil Albin, 6/10/13 at 10:23 AM CDT
This presentation was very informative. Is ir possible to get a pdf or powerpresentation copy of thsi presentation emaild to me?
Posted from: FE Editors, 6/10/13 at 10:05 AM CDT
You can either click the link to the presentation slides below the video or copy and paste this URL into your browser window:
Posted from: Steve Morrissey, 6/10/13 at 9:58 AM CDT
I too would like to receive the PPT deck as I was unable to attend
Adversary to advisory & consultancy at dealer -farmer contact points.
Posted from: Graham A.B.Edwards, 6/9/13 at 7:19 AM CDT
George has emphasised the changing role of dealers and the use of technology to bring the customer closer to the dealer.The value of education Also needs to come to the dealer from the manufacturers.It is sad that in the no-tillage approach to farming the manufacturers are,in general, NOT yet aware of the need to design better products for no-till but also to guide & teach the no-till practices to the dealers.
My view is that the The zero-tillage knowledge base is NOW moving from the FARMERS no-Till alliances in USA/Canada and the dealer has no or little such knowledge or experience.The value of George`s explanation of the move from adversarial to advisory at dealer-level is currently hopeless and has to be brought to thefarmer`s level by colleges & universities instead of Manufacturers & dealers. George emphasises well the need for change and the need to educate from manufacturer to dealer to farmer....I do not see any evidence of this happening in EUROPE.So what about USA/Canada G
Dealers in the Big acreage farms compared to livestock /Milk-Cow farms
Posted from: Graham A.B.Edwards, 6/9/13 at 6:15 AM CDT
When the dealers & stores are separated in to Arable,Milk-Cows,Municipalities and other major large kinds of farms what are the dealer differences when that area is defined by the type of farming/product user type???? G
nternational webinar response
Posted from: Graham A.B.Edwards, 6/9/13 at 6:06 AM CDT
In India,for example the maxim used by George Russell "Using technology to save labour" is exactly the opposite of the needs of MANY countries......for example in the largest volume of tractors country "using technology to CREATE Jobs is a much more appropriate slogan.
Can you e-mail me the powerpoint presentation?
Posted from: Matthew Monteiro, 6/8/13 at 2:12 PM CDT
May i get an e-mailed copy of the PowerPoint presentation?
Posted from: , 6/7/13 at 2:16 PM CDT
Very informative - I'm also wondering if I could get an electronic version of the slides to share with others on our team.
Posted from: FE Editors, 6/6/13 at 11:59 AM CDT
We will release a video replay of the webinar in the next 24-48 hours with all of the slides.
- Farm Equipment Team
Print Out of Slides
Posted from: Dauna Ogden, 6/6/13 at 11:55 AM CDT
I listened in on the webinar and would like to know if we can get a print out of the presentation slides?