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TriMega Hosts Successful Purchasing Clinics


Sessions Focused on Helping Members Maximize TriMega Programs & Membership

TriMega announced that last week it held it’s first-ever “TriMega Purchasing Clinics” and hailed them a huge success.  The group hosted nearly 60 dealer principals and purchasing agents representing 40 member dealerships in two separate day and-a-half sessions in a public training room at TriMega’s Rosemont, Illinois Offices. The objective of TriMega’s Purchasing Clinic is to help its members master the fundamentals of purchasing strategies and techniques to lower costs of goods, improve margins, increase turns, improve cash flow and ultimately to grow their business.  Topics covered included buying basics, managing your asset pump, calculating inventory turns, stocking calculators, tracking as well as a review of several dealer case-studies and success stories.  The workshop-focused format featured hands-on assignments, idea sharing and excel tips and tricks for better buying.  The clinics also took a deep dive into TriMega’s programs with Preferred Suppliers, examining opportunities to drive growth by capitalizing on advantageous elements of the programs.

Last week’s inaugural sessions represented a beta of the purchasing clinic concept and was limited to a select group of members as TriMega tested the concept prior to a broader rollout to all TriMega members.  “We could not have been more pleased with the outcome of the TriMega Purchasing Clinic,” commented Mike Maggio, TriMega’s President.  “As a buying group, focused on purchasing, you might say these clinics were long overdue.  However, the timing is always right to help dealers improve their business, and we’re confident these purchasing clinics achieved that goal,” Maggio remarked.

“I measure the value of any training session against my time and the costs incurred, and I can say without hesitation that the TriMega Purchasing Clinic was time very well spent and will prove to be very valuable for my company,” said Bill Cross of Modern Office Products in Boardman, Ohio.  “I definitely walked away with clear takeaways, new tactics to put in place in our business, and I learned a great deal through the best practice sharing conversations I had with other dealers at the clinic,” Cross commented.

“The feedback from attendees has been tremendously positive,” stated Grady Taylor, TriMega’s Executive VP, Member Development, and one of the trainers for the clinic.  “Survey responses collected, and anecdotal comments from members, reinforces that there is significant value in this curriculum for our members.  We look forward to continuing this purchasing education and best practice sharing amongst our members,” he concluded.

TriMega plans to offer an optional TriMega Purchasing Clinic at the upcoming EPIC 2016 event in Nashville, TN as well as explore developing additional Purchasing Clinic sessions and curriculum.  More details will be revealed in the months to come.

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5600 N. River Road, Suite 700| Rosemont, IL 60018
 
April 30, 2017 
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