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Increasing Productivity and Efficiency Boosts Dealership Profits in the Age of Amazon

Kelly Mathison, a consultant and trainer at the Western Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer Institute, discusses emphasizing interdepartmental teamwork and personalized, rather than automated online-based, service in ag equipment dealerships in order to maximize profits per hour.
“What are the two critical factors that really drive the financial success of your business?”
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2016 Dealership of the Year Video Series: Van Wall Equipment

Laying Out Parts and Service for Maximum Efficiency

Chad Bruns, corporate parts manager for Van Wall Equipment, explains how the dealership decided to lay out the floorplan of the parts department with the goal of having 75% of the parts on a line item basis within six steps. Van Wall Equipment earned top honors in Farm Equipment's 2016 Dealership of the Year program.
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Dealership Minds 2016: Kern Machinery

Business Management Software Brings New Efficiencies to Parts and Service

In the last several years, Kern Machinery transitioned to Charter Software's ASPEN dealership management system. Charlie Moe, corporate aftermarket manager with Kern Machinery of Bakersfield, Calif., explains how the capabilities introduced with the move to ASPEN have brought new efficiencies to the parts and service department and have enhanced the team's effectiveness and mobility. The 54-part 2016 Farm Equipment Dealership Minds video series is sponsored by Charter Software.
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Rabobank: Consolidation Will Help Original Equipment Manufacturers Improve Efficiency and Grow

After several years of rising row crop prices, a perfect storm of high crop production (in excess of demand), a sharp correction in grain values and contracting farmer margins in mid-2014 has resulted in declining sales of agricultural equipment sales. This trend is expected to continue through 2017, according to Rabobank's recent report, 'Contraction Today, Consolidation Tomorrow?"
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