Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB) June 11, 2012
NCM’s newest Kia Dealer 20 Group will conduct its organizational meeting at NCM Associates’ headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, which will be moderated by Jeff Bethel. The new Western Ford Dealer 20 Group will conduct its organizational meeting in Irvine, California, facilitated by Kevin Cunningham. Bethel and Cunningham are highly-regarded NCM Executive Conference Moderators and also serve in executive management positions at NCM Associates.
“NCM already has several Kia and Ford Dealer 20 Groups,” said Cunningham, who is also the director of 20 Group operations for NCM. “But because our Groups are comprised of non-competing dealerships, and due to the increased interest by these particular franchised dealers, we were compelled to add more groups,” he explained.
“Getting in on the ground floor of any NCM 20 Group is a real bonus.” Bethel added. “As charter members, the dealers attending these first meetings will shape the groups’ membership profile and by-laws; they will also define the format, location and schedule of future meetings.” Bethel explained that once the groups have formed and conducted their inaugural meetings, new members must be voted in. Bethel, who also serves as NCM’s director of research and development, went on to explain that a distinguishing feature of NCM’s program is that members may also customize their Group composite, the operational analysis tool used to compare and contrast the member dealerships’ operating performance.
The NCM® 20 Group peer collaboration process concept is smart and simple: bring together similar, non-competing dealers from a broad cross-section of the country to exchange best practices, experiences, ideas and strategies. Being part of an interactive NCM 20 Group is like having some of the best performers in the industry working directly for the dealership. Their expertise, insights and experiences can be a valuable part of any operation, just as each dealer’s input is important to them.
Key benefits for dealer participants include:
The additional five upcoming Dealer 20 Groups include: Acura, Internet/BDC, Volkswagen, Chrysler, and FIAT. Exact dates and locations of the groups’ organization meetings will be announced later this summer.
Interested dealers and managers may complete an interest form at http://www.ncm20groups.com or call 877-803-3627 to reserve a seat.
For more information about NCM Associates and its programs for automotive dealers including 20 Groups, in-dealership automotive Consulting, industry-leading management training, and innovative Benchmarking tools, call 1-800-756-2620 or visit http://www.ncm20.com.
About NCM Associates, Inc.
NCM Associates, Inc. is the originator of the automotive industry 20 Group peer collaboration process and has been providing dealership Benchmark® analytics, Education and Retail Operations Consulting services to the industry since 1947. Located in Overland Park, KS, NCM provides a robust suite of services designed to drive dealership profitability using its proven, operations-focused Benchmark® for Success program with new and pre-owned U.S. automotive dealerships, as well as with dealerships in more than 20 other industries. NCM Associates is proud to be 100% employee-owned. For more information about NCM Associates, visit http://www.ncm20.com or call 800.756.2620.