Shawn Skaggs, President/COO, Livingston Machinery, Chickasha, Okla. — Starting in the marketing department at Livingston Machinery over 15 years ago, Skaggs is the president and COO of the $88 million dealership and serves on the AGCO dealer board. Skaggs is the author of “Employee Reviews Made Simple: How to Throw Out the Old Standards and Create a Culture of Trust and Accountability” as well as the businessinahurry.com blog.
Let’s face it, inventory turnover has been a problem for us all over the last few years. As the market changed, it’s been difficult to make adjustments to how we stock new machines and how we buy used machines as fast as the market moved. This has created a turnover problem that’s plagued North American farm equipment dealers everywhere. You are not alone.
Shaping the culture of a dealership is a complicated thing. Anyone who's ever tried to lead an organization after a major transition or change knows this. The culture of your dealership is at the heart of what can drive you to be successful, mediocre or out of business.
Cory Allely, AMS specialist with Platte Valley Equipment in Wahoo, Neb., shares the origins of the 4-store John Deere dealership's E3 precision support packages, and some of the key features which have proven ROI for customers and keep them enrolled in the program.
A company can compete more effectively by building a talent mindset. After all, a company is a collection of people working together to create value for a customer and then capture that value for the company.
Built on 88 years of expertise, Yetter Farm Equipment leads the agriculture industry in designing effective and innovative equipment for residue management, seedbed preparation, precision fertilizer placement, harvest attachments, strip-tillage, and more.
Machinery Scope offers premier risk management tools for farm equipment. We provide timely, personalized, and flexible solutions to protect more farm equipment investments than anyone in the industry. We add value and peace of mind when you are buying, selling, or managing your farm equipment by offering extended warranty plans.