▶ As you may have seen in our emails or on social media, CED’s digital transformation is here. Visit CEDMag.com to search for and view featured articles from any issue of CED Magazine, find updates or announcements from our members in the Member News section, locate trending topics, and revisit previous issues of the magazine. This website will help you to stay up-to-date with all the must-knows in the construction equipment industry.
▶ Expand your company’s financial perspective with AED’s new 2018 benchmarking reports, the Cost of Doing Business Report (CODB) and the updated Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Report. The CODB Report presents a detailed but straightforward analysis of financial and operating characteristics of 117 participating AED dealerships. This year’s report (based on 2017 operations) has been designed to provide easy-to-understand guidelines for analyzing profitability and identifying business performance improvement opportunities for your dealership. The Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Report provides reliable, compensation-related benchmarks for companies in wholesale trade and distribution. This report spans numerous distribution specialties. Purchase these reports at bit.ly/aedreports
▶ Educational and networking events will allow attendees to meet with like-minded individuals and industry peers. The Association has developed and enhanced the education offerings available to you this year with a variety of seminars, self-study courses and conferences for every level of your dealership:
• A new sales self-study course and a live Sales Management Seminar taking place in November.
• The Supervisory Skills Seminar, taking place December 6 in Rosemont, Illinois
• Returning for a second year are two successful conferences we launched last year, the Leadership Development Institute and the Small Dealer Conference. You can register for these events at bit.ly/aedevents
We look forward to continuing to provide beneficial resources and tools to help you and your company grow. Our ears are open, and we hope to hear from you about other benefits that you think AED should pursue that will help our members move forward.