May 2018

Get the Inside Scoop: Everything you need to know about the 2017 MAFSI Benchmarking Survey
By Ramsey Ruether, Membership and Association Services Coordinator

MAFSI knows that, if you can’t measure it, you can’t assess or improve it. That's why we offer all of our Rep Members the chance to participate in an annual benchmarking survey. Every year, free of charge. 

The MAFSI Rep Firm Benchmarking Survey provides credible industry data for each individual foodservice rep agency. This report will help you to see national industry trends, understand how they compare to others in similar organizations or geography as they move forward within the industry to improve processes and outcomes.

2017 Survey is OPEN
Mark your calendars! The 2017 MAFSI Benchmarking survey is open until June 15, 2018. Available at no charge to all MAFSI Rep Firms. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your business! 

Why Benchmark?
Annual benchmarking is a check-up for your business. Provides information that will assist participants with organizational, strategic, and planning decisions, including key benchmarks regarding team/staff structure, pay structure/ salaries, operating budget, program offerings, and other organizational metrics.

100% Confidential & Secure
No staff member of MAFSI nor any company or individual inside or outside the industry, or anyone else other than a select few Industry Insights, Inc. associates ever have access to any individual firm’s data. CLICK HERE to learn more about Industry Insights and the services they provide. 

Think Long Term
Market leaders are the ones that exceed industry benchmarks. If you’re comparing your firm to others, benchmarking can provide a better outlook as to where you are versus where you want to be. The challenge is that successful companies are no doubt working to widen the gap. By participating in the survey year after year, you will begin to collect valuable data to measure how your firm is growing, changing and evolving over time. It’s never too late to start. Take your 2017 MAFSI Benchmarking Survey today!

Competitive Edge
Your data is included along with industry norms for firms of a comparative commission volume, profit group, etc. This information can then be used to identify gaps in an organization's processes in order to achieve a competitive advantage. Thus, you are provided with invaluable information without having to spend time and effort making the calculations manually. 

Company Performance Report
All participating firms receive a confidential, personalized Rep Agency Performance Analysis Report. Your custom report shows you how well you are performing and identifies where you have the most room for improvement.

Benchmarks are critical for rep firms as we constantly strive for improved processes and results within our organizations to meet the needs of our manufacturers and customers.

The MAFSI Rep Firm Benchmarking Survey is only available to MAFSI Rep Firm Principal members. If you are a rep firm principal and would like to see the general results from last year. If you decide to participate in the survey this year, you will receive a completely custom report that will show how your firm ranks compared to other firms.




Ramsey Ruether, Membership and Association Services Coordinator, MAFSI

Ramsey is responsible for handling almost all things membership-related, and for supporting the operational management of MAFSI. Her role includes managing many of our core functions like membership, member services and benefits, our analytics, and our overall day-to-day processes.

Ramsey can be reached at 404-214-9474 or [email protected]

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