Insurance Agency Helping Manufacturers Control Costs

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How one insurance agency is using technology to help their manufacturing clients control costs.

Insurance agents to the rescue? So says Chris Sheppard, CPCU, AFSB, of Smith Buckley & Hunt Insurance Agency (http://www.sbhins.com). Chris recently interviewed with Ken Rayment of Better Process Podcast (http://www.betterprocess.com/) to discuss how insurance agents are helping their manufacturing clients control costs through the use of technology.

Ken Rayment speaks with Chris about what specific tools they are bringing to their clients to operate more efficiently. Particularly, tools that help them to implement safety programs, analyze losses (in minute detail), OSHA compliance and experience mod reviews, just for starters.

"As most people know, the problems facing the manufacturing sector are not limited to just one issue. It's a whole series of issues ranging from the cost of healthcare, labor shortages, globalization of lower tech manufacturing to China and regulatory issues, just to name a few," said Sheppard. He went on to say, "In some respects, it's as though the small to mid-size manufacturers have been forgotten, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they survive. There are a lot of jobs at stake."

"Chris is definitely thinking outside the box and his business success is proof that their products actually work. This kind of technology and innovation is something we enjoy highlighting on the show," said Ken.

Listen to the interview at http://betterprocess.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=243133

To find out how the technology that Chris employs can help you contact him at chris@sbhins.com or call him at 508-586-5432 ext 103

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