Reports & Forecasts

DiSC (Distributor Statistical Comparison) Report

MHEDA’s DiSC Report is a financial benchmarking study that annually provides key insights into exactly how the “high-profit firms” generate better profit numbers. It focuses intently on the three profit drivers: growth, gross margin and expenses. The report, available for Industrial Truck and Storage & Handling/Engineered Systems,  provides clear evidence as to how small differences in a few areas translate directly into higher levels of profitability.  The DiSC Report is a summary of dealer member financial data presented in tables and graphs designed to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing profitability (individual responses are kept strictly confidential).

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Employee Compensation & Benefits Reports

The report contains detailed reviews of distributor executive and employee compensation and benefit programs including salaries, bonuses and perks. 

Volume 1 – results compiled directly from MHEDA members comparing compensation levels for employees. This section includes job titles that apply only to MHEDA members.

Volume 2 – titled The Cross Industry Report and compares compensation levels from nearly 2,000 firms in the distribution industry. 

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Economic Forecast Advisory

MHEDA has partnered with ITR Economics on a new economic report designed specifically for MHEDA Members. This detailed report features material handling industry specific data. The report will be available quarterly in: January, April, July and October. Our goal is to provide you a usable tool to assist in your business planning. ITR Economics has a 94.7% forecast accuracy that will allow you to plan with confidence, becoming proactive to coming economic forces rather than reactive.
 
Topics covered include:
•  Macro-economic outlook
•  Industry analysis (retail sales, auto production, residential construction, and more)
•  Leading indicator snapshot and US Material Handling Equipment New Orders

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If you have trouble logging in to download or purchase the reports, contact us at 847-680-3500 or email connect@mheda.org for assistance.