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235. Embrace All-Win, High-Hourly Wages (like Costco)

In the News: “$15 Living Wage” v Amazon and Costco Strategies

The “$15-hour living wage” movement will continue. It will: buy votes; liquidate jobs; and boost McDonald’s prices more than the new, net wages. Although many voters are weak at system-thinking math, Amazon and Costco are not.

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234. Automate the Picking of Your Losing, Small-Dollar SKUs

Many distributors assume that they can handle one more warehouse order for free. Aren’t – all warehouse operational-costs fixed in the moment? And, isn’t – keeping people busier good? Alas, no! Let’s look at the cold statistics for a contractor-supply distributor’s monster, Central Distribution Center (CDC).

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232. 15-Year, Margin-Trend Insights for: Grainger, Genuine Parts, Fastenal

Questions & Steps to WOW Charts!

What do the trends for three percentages of sales – gross margin, op. profit, and net profit -do for: GWW, GPC and FAST?

  1. Go to macrotrends.net (cool, free tool)
  2. Search for each of the three companies
  3. For each, select the first option: “revenue”.
  4. Once to the “2006-2020 Revenue” page click on: “margins”.
  5. Then, slide the cursor bar over the trend dots to see how percentages track or don’t!

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