BSA Value Proposition
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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:
    • Product Information Exchange (PIE)
    • 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