Indian Wells, CA / May 2-5
Mission: BSA builds essential relationships between distributors and manufacturers.
The Annual Convention brings together the top leadership of only authorized bearing distributors and manufacturers and offers unparalleled opportunities to grow successful relationships with trusted supply chain partners. The 2020 Business program celebrates BSA's past and focuses how you, your company, and the association will prepare for the future of the bearing industry.
Product Information Exchange (PIE)
Certification and Education
BSA Vice President Mitch Bouchard from General Bearing Services, Inc., will provide an update on Industry Trends as reported by BSA member distributors in the BSA PAR report.
The ABMA will provide an update from manufacturers about bearing industry growth in North America and the world and will include pertinent data and lessons learned that relate to the future of the bearing industry.
Tom DeLuca, DeLuca Enterprses, Inc.
Open the windows to your imagination as Tom DeLuca uses the power of suggestion, and humor to showcase the wonderful imaginations and personalities within the audience. For those who are familiar with Tom’s show, you already know you will have lots of fun. This time, Tom also will illustrate how seemingly innocuous suggestions from people around us or even from Ourselves, can have a positive or negative effect on our behavior as we move toward our goals—or as we are delayed in achieving them.
Powerful entertainment with a strong message, this program demonstrates the inherent creativity of the participants when they’re relaxed, comfortable, and given permission to be themselves. Beyond the fun element in Tom’s performance, it’s also a reminder that what our subconscious/imagination believes to be true strongly influences what you do—whether that belief is real or not!
Barry Lawrence, PhD, Global Supply Chain Laboratory, Texas A&M University
Dr. Lawrence will explore how different growth strategies, investment decisions, and capabilities impact and are driven by our human capital development processes. He will use real case examples from research conducted in the Global Supply Chain Laboratory at Texas A&M University to demonstrate how leading distributors have achieved breakthrough results by developing the right configuration of people and processes.
Rick Wilson, Chicago Strategy Associates and Kellogg School of Management, Adjunct Professor
Rick will discuss how manufacturer and distributor relationships are being impacted by new developments, as well as the path forward – from the demands of new omnichannel business model changes, shifts in the technology landscape, and evolving end-customer expectations, to the uncomfortable adjustments manufacturers and distributors must make in their marketplace roles, partnering relationships, trust and collaboration levels, and business economics.
In this session Rick Wilson and Barry Lawrence will focus on practical/executable concepts to build a value-added business model.