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Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Guidelines to Establishing a Distributor       
Advisory Council

Who knows better than your customers or your distributors where your operations can be improved? Today, progressive firms increasingly rely on advisory councils to suggest improvements, recommend action and offer feedback on programs and policies. In fact, many companies feel that this form of communication is vital to the continuous improvement of their business operations.
The "Guidelines to Establishing a Distributor Advisory Council" will answer the most common questions that companies have concerning the purpose for an advisory council and ways to ensure that the meetings are productive.  While size, frequency and meeting length may vary, all successful councils have one thing in common—a commitment from top management to listen. Whether you are a manufacturer who wants to improve your distribution channels or a distributor who wants to learn from your customers, an advisory council can point the way. But remember, only establish the council if you want their input and will act on it. The time and money you invest will pay off in real dividends for your company.
These guidelines were developed by the IDA & ASMMA Partnership Enhancement Committee and endorsed by the former PTDA Industry Relations Committee.
PTDA Members:  Download the "Guidelines to Establishing a Distributor Advisory Council" .
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