How many sales people do I need? Well, that’s easy, take your total sales for the last five years, no…the last 10 years…well maybe we can use the last 7 years… anyway, take that number, ( NO not what you paid taxes on, the REAL number) get the average of that time period. ( if you can’t do that, then go back to sales). Anyway take the average sales for the time period, figure out your gross sales, take that number multiply it by 20%. Divide that number by half the days in 6 years. Multiply that number by Pi and then carry the X… hell I have no idea how many you NEED. I don’t think they taught me that in school.
I’ve noticed a trend in posts and articles on social media explaining why being kind is a sure-fire way to be taken advantage of. The subtext is that leaders are too kind when they are agreeable, or when they ignore poor performance, or are becoming too deluded and diluted with busy schedules. These texts lead one towards thinking the act of being kind is a weakness, with the outcome of kindness pre-destined to be problematic.
Well, first you can’t spell it.. secondly I have been up all night thinking about it… Lastly, I am an 80’s kid farm boy from Idaho who never finished college and got to the top the hard way, so I really struggled with them, so what the hell, here we go…
In our current business environments, many managers find themselves scratching their head at the dozens of leadership articles crossing their desks in magazines or emails. Even social media now seems to target those of us in management positions with the latest leadership tactics in attempts to gain our “click.” Yes, there are dozens of leadership theories—each with valid points and weak points. No, we as leaders will never perfect each of these theories in practice and ride away in a blaze of leadership glory. Continue reading Choosing the Right Leaders For the Job.
Through the years Reject pipe has been called everything from Reject, commercial grade, Prime secondary and the like. The truth is “Reject is just that, Reject.” At some point in the inspection process, the pipe did not meet the requirements. Not to be confused with Downgraded (different topic) . Continue reading For Simple Structural Should You Use Reject??
Good question… We all know we can afford to buy small quantity inventories on A, B, and C items at higher prices and not get caught with overpriced inventory if the market recoils.
So the question is, will prices back off? Based on the price increases we received this week it doesn’t look that way. As we all wait on pins and needles to see the final 232 decisions, we can make a plan that we still need to move pipe. Continue reading Should We Buy Structural Pipe Inventory in This Market?
International Pipe and Supply would like to give special heartfelt thanks to all of those who have served and protected us in the armed forces. We thank you for your service, courage, and sacrifices you have made so that we could have a better life and a country to call home.
With respect, honor, and gratitude. Thank you, Veterans. Continue reading Thank you Veterans
International Pipe and Supply would like to wish its president, Don Karchmer, a Happy 32nd Anniversary! There are many words to describe our leader. Valiant, bold, fearless, exact, noble, faithful, compassionate, and many more. Thank you for all you do!
Alex Weeks, a sales rep for IPS, has been called to active duty with the United States Army/Oklahoma National Guard to help with disaster assistance and recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. We know that Alex will make himself, his family, and his co-workers proud as he helps those in dire need! Alex, we are proud to call you one of our own!!
International Pipe and Supply would like to voice our deepest concern, and offer our thoughts for a safe and speedy recovery, to the many people in southern Texas who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.