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Strategy & Support for Managing Dispatch in Tough Times

 ̶  A Two-Part Class  ̶

Next class: To be announced

While NRMCA hosts dispatcher classes, this is the first time material has been specifically developed to support managers and executives who are dealing with the strategic operational impact of a downsized delivery system that must be honed so well that doing more with less remains efficient, productive, and profitable while providing maximum customer service. The content concentrates on the tools, tips, and tactics that managers need to coach their dispatch staff about that will reduce delivery costs while maximizing efficiency and customer service. Additionally, strategically delivery concepts as they relate to pricing, changing your customerís market environment, and dispatch incentives will be introduced.
 

 

EXPERT INSTRUCTION

 

This course will be led by Jim Wagner Ė Click here to learn more about him.
 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

Dispatch Managers, Dispatch Schedulers, Operations Managers, Area Operations Managers, and Sales Managers would benefit from this course.
 

 

HOW DOES THE ONLINE COURSE FORMAT WORK?
 

On each of the two days, you will meet with Jim in an online classroom, easily accessible from any computer with an internet connection, for a one-hour session. In between sessions, you will be asked to review short online learning programs to prepare you to get the most from the next dayís session, as well as to consider some discussion topics.

 

(After registering, you will receive detailed technical instructions for participating in the Webinar.)
 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Part 1:  Structuring Your Dispatch Office for Maximum Efficiency & Customer Service
 

Because maximizing efficiency must be the standard, this sessionís goal is to discuss how to improve the basic flow of dispatch operations. It starts by identifying typical service and supply chain efficiency problems found in most producersí organizations. Topics will include how to physically organize the dispatch office, how to use job descriptions and duties to create proper performance expectations, and how to coach staff to arrive at your goal.

This session also focuses on customer service, modern telephone and recording systems, and proper order taking techniques. Particular focus will be on preventing and solving problems at the order taking stage, including methods to probe customers to reach a win-win consensus. Finally, tips to handle an angry customer will be covered. The hour contains tips and tasks that establish dispatch and sales communication guidelines for increased productivity and sales.

 

Part 2:  Managementís Response to Todayís Changing Dispatch Environment
 

When every customer counts more than ever, and your staff is coping with doing more with less, it is critical to discuss how to coach staff to make scheduling maximize your profitability. The webinar will share ideas for handling your local market pricing pressures creatively, including coaching dispatchers to sell value added products as well as how to charge and collect extra charges. The session will conclude with a discussion of incentives for dispatchers to keep them focused on service and efficiency.

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT


Participants will earn one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per webinar session, for a total of 2.0 CEU's upon completion of the class.

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE

 

NRMCA Members .........

$95.00

 

 

Non-Members ...............

$195.00

 

 

CONTACT US

 

For additional information, contact Shawnita Dickens, NRMCA Certifications Manager.

 

  PHONE:  (888) 846-7622 x1154  │  EMAIL:  sdickens@nrmca.org

 

For registration-related assistance, please contact Jessica Walgenbach, NRMCA Meetings Director.

 

  PHONE:  (888) 846-7622 x1152  │  EMAIL:  jwalgenbach@nrmca.org
 

 


 

 

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