Manufacturer & Dealer Issues

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Are You Concerned the Semiconductor Shortage Could Cause Additional Inventory Challenges?

The semiconductor shortage, which was brought on by increased demand and a disruption to steady supply chains brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, have slowed automobile manufacturing, with both General Motors and Ford announcing recently they will temporarily shut down several factories in North America as a result.


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Data and Technology in the Dealership: Managing Risk and Customer Expectations in a Changing Legal Environment [Webinar]

In this session, learn about the issues involved when services and products are offered that rely on technology and data collection, understand how relationships with vendors, manufacturers, customers and employees are impacted and discuss steps that dealers need to take in a rapidly changing legal environment to take advantage of the opportunities and manage risk at the same time. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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Legislative Priorities in 2021

New challenges in a closely divided political landscape.

We are all acutely aware of how divided our country is along cultural and political lines. Much of that division derives from the concept that there is something inherently right about a majority, a democratic concept we are inculcated with from birth as Americans. 


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Manufacturer Spotlight

Farm Shop Sprayer Project Launches Major Sprayer Company

Minnesota farmer Verlyn Fast’s idea for a flat-fold farm sprayer in 1990 sparked today’s Fast Ag Solutions and more than 30 years of growth in building durable, dependable sprayers and applicators.

What began with Verlyn Fast’s idea for a 60-foot flat-fold farm sprayer in 1990 spawned a manufacturing company that has matured into a major player in the North American ag sprayer and liquid fertilizer applicator market. 


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Webinar Replay

Dress for Success – What Image is Your Staff Portraying to the Customer [Webinar]

In the business world – even in social situations – a second chance to make a good impression is a rarity. This means you need to come out of the locker room looking like a professional. Whether you trade with a retailer whose employees wear blue coats or eat at a restaurant where staff is dressed like cartoon characters, appearance still matters to most consumers. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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2017 Equipment Dealers Assn. Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey

In early June, the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) released the results of its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Through this study, equipment dealers rated the companies whose products they represent on 11 key categories of dealership operations and support.

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