Companies in the manufacturing and wholesale trade category manufacture and distribute durable and nondurable goods. Food and beverages, drugs, chemicals, transportation equipment, and computers and electronics are some of the major product groups. Consumer spending and retail sales drive production in the manufacturing sector, and production rates can change rapidly during an economic slowdown. On the distribution side, inventory carrying costs impact profits. Many distributors finance their inventories, with financing often tied to the prime lending rate. Expense management is a priority for organizations in manufacturing and wholesale trade to control costs and maximize profits.
ERA consultants leverage industry expertise to save the client more than $1.1 million
Corporate headquarters cuts electric bills 28%
Achieves 38% savings on laboratory supplies