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Case IH Dealer Network Series Update

A Look at Case IH Network of Tomorrow

Part 6: In the final installment of this Farm Equipment series, Case IH executives share a forward-looking view of their network of tomorrow, and how they can help dealers who wish to consolidate.
In a mature industry like farm machinery, consolidation has become something we need to deal with ... just like death and taxes. It’s very much like Darwinism and survival of the fittest. It’s not popular with some dealers, manufacturers nor farmers, but this business is “adapt or die.”
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Flourishing, Functioning or Flailing? [Webinar]

You made it through the last few years of industry turmoil … but now what? As you hear of the dealership economy turning the corner soon, how can you move your dealership away from just functioning, maybe even flailing, towards an organization that is flourishing? Marc Johnson and Clinton Baker, CPAs at K·Coe Isom, help attendees gain an understanding of the actionable steps equipment dealerships can take to better position and prepare for a flourishing business.

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Valley Truck & Tractor: Planning Service Operations for the Long Term

In 2016, Valley Truck & Tractor achieved a parts and service absorption rate of 106%. According to the Western Equipment Dealers Assn.’s (WEDA) 2016 Cost of Doing Business study, the farm equipment industry average absorption rate was 64%, with an industry benchmark target of 80%-plus.
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Dealership Minds

When to Know When the CFO Role Is Needed

Marty Buck, the CFO for Kern Machinery and the other Camp family entities (based in Bakersfield, Calif.), explained to Farm Equipment some of the differences in financial management responsibilities as dealerships grow in scale. He joined Kern 7 years ago, after previously leading financial departments at Unisys and Bolthouse Farms.
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