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5 Ways to Prepare for the JPMA Annual Industry Study

Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lauren Schoener-Gaynor
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It’s that time of year again when you hear the JPMA Annual Industry Study data collection is underway. That little voice in the back of your mind is saying don’t ignore it, but the work sitting on your desk is taking priority and you feel like you just can’t go there yet. We get it and we’re here to help. Here are a few ways you can prepare:

 

  1. Grab a Coffee - You’re going to need one, because looking at numbers requires caffeine.
  2. Download the Data Collection Worksheet - Get to know the categories and descriptions that we assess with this condensed worksheet. The worksheet is your friend. You will be asked to add all final data to the secure online portal which will be provided via our third party vendor, Karlamar Associates.
  3. Begin Pulling Your Sales Data - The report will ask for Unit Shipments and US Dollar Sales for 2015 & 2016. You can fill in the numbers by category on the worksheet so you’re ready to rock and roll when it’s time to complete the survey.
  4. If You Have the Resources, Delegate - Once the worksheet is completed, the rest is easy. If you have the resources, delegate the completion of the survey to another employee. They will have all of the numbers listed on the worksheet so entering data will be easy. When you load your content into the secure online portal, you can also start the report and pick it back up another day.
  5. Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Start - If you wait until the last minute, instead of coffee, you’re going to need NoDoz. It will be reminiscent of your college days cramming for finals, but without the post finals party fun.

The industry needs your participation to provide meaningful industry data. If you have questions about the Annual Industry Study, please contact Lauren Pfeiffer at lpfeiffer@jpma.org or 856.380.6818.



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