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Trends and Benchmarking Data

NAFCD Quarterly Economic Trend Report
Produced by ITR Senior Economists, the NAFCD Quarterly Economic Trend Report correlates macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the building material industry. The report allows you to forecast what effect the economy has on your business and what you can reasonably expect for up to six quarters in the future.

NAFCD Compensation Report
NAFCD co-sponsors an Employee Compensation Study conducted by Profit Planning Group every other year. Approximately 2,500 firms in over 35 distribution lines of trade participate. The results help you determine where your compensation plan stands not only within the flooring industry but also compared to other distributors in varied distribution channels.

NAFCD Profit Analysis Report
In our continuing efforts to deliver the value our members expect from their industry organization, many NAFCD members participated in the very popular Performance Analysis  Report. This 25 page report compares your firm with similar firms and provides suggestions for improving your firm’s profitability.

NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trend Report 
NAFCD has partnered with Cleveland Research to provide you with the NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trend Report. The report is based on member data submission and provides valuable benchmarking and forecasting data. You can compare the results of your company with key trends identified by your fellow NAFCD members. In addition to the Quarterly Sales Trend Report, NAFCD’s new partnership provides you with access to research on home centers, residential construction, non-residential construction, industrial distribution and other related topics.

Education Opportunities

University of Innovative Distribution
The University of Innovative Distribution (UID) is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. The program offers an intensive 5 day program dedicated to the distribution channel and located in Indianapolis, IN each March.

Distribution Management University
Distribution Management University is an in-depth sales and operations workshop designed for your company's branch and operations managers. These customized workshops provide eight hours of practical training that can positively impact your company and are held each year in conjunction with the NAFCD Annual Convention.

 

Resources

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Through our affiliation with the Washington DC - based National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), NAFCD members are kept informed about legislative and legal issues impacting the wholesale distribution sector. NAW's mission is to address issues that impact wholesale distributors across all lines of trade.

 

Become an Education Supporter

NAFCD Education Supporter Program
The NAFCD Education Supporter Program provides funding to support the distribution channel's evolving need for additional training and resources at competitive prices. With your support, NAFCD can continue to develop and offer modern, cost-effective and dynamic solutions to enhance productivity and profitability that will benefit not only the distributors that participate, but also their supplier partners and the industry as a whole.

 

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