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BSA Value Proposition

BSA provides opportunities for you and your company to:

  1. Develop and maintain essential business relationships with:
    • Suppliers of Bearing products and Services
      • Current suppliers important to your business
      • Future suppliers that will help you grow
    • Top level Executives of Supplier Companies
      • Only senior management invited to BSA Convention – the people you need to know
    • Top level Executives of Distributor Companies
      • Share information and learn from your peers
      • Find Solutions to difficult business problems

2. Differentiate and promote your company in the marketplace:

  • Certified Bearing Specialist program
    • Will bring value to your company
      • Increased business
      • Strengthened business partnerships between supplier, distributor and end user
    • Will deliver to your End User
      • Dollar Savings
  • Authorized Distribution
    • Turnkey marketing campaign communicates why using an Authorized BSA Member Distributor is important - including posters, brochures identifying Top Ten Reasons to Buy Bearing Products and Services from an Authorized BSA Member Distributor
      • Meet competition head on with marketing and sales materials
      • Reinforce the benefits of authorized distribution
      • Build positive awareness in employees

    3. Use critical Business Tools for increased success:

    • Performance Analysis Report (PAR) financial benchmark
    • Distributor Report (BSA Member Profile Survey)  market benchmark
    • Web Presence
      • Link to your company’s website
      • Branch search capability for end users to find you
    • Debit memo Guidelines to exchange information electronically
    • Product Price Information Format to exchange information electronically
    • Distribution Software Guide to benchmark software products
    • NAW Programs at NAW member rate
      • Publications
        • Distribution Online Courses
        • Financial Management
        • Human Resource Management and Training
        • Profit, Pricing and Operations Improvement
        • Sales Management
        • Supply Chain Management
        • Trends in Wholesale Distribution
        • Warehouse and Inventory Management
        • Wholesale Distribution Basics
    • NAW Health Insurance Program offering fully insured and comprehensive group PPO plans that are designed exclusively for NAW direct members, and members of NAW’s member associations
    • Property and Casualty Insurance through the Hartford
    • Freight, Express Air and Ground, International
    • Hertz Rental Car negotiated rates
    • GE Capital Solutions to provide customized inventory financing solutions


4. Access professional Training Tools to make your organization more effective:

  • Bearing Briefs (Complimentary)
    • Summarized information about specific products
    • Easily distributed electronically or via mail to employees or customers
  • In House Training Guide
    • Self training or group training
    • Can be adapted to any company, any size
  • Lubrication Guide
  • ABMA Educational Programs at ABMA member prices
    • Advanced Concepts of Bearing Technology
    • Lubrication and Wear: Advanced Concepts
    • Essential Concepts of Bearing Technology
  • University of Industrial Distribution
  • Sales Training Programs by Joe Ellers
  • BSA and AEA sponsored Webinars
    • Crushing Price Objections! 
    • Disaster Preparedness – What Executives Really Need to Know
    • Security and Fraud – What Your Company Needs to Know
  • BSA and AEA sponsored seminars and conferences