The 12 Days of Graybar (Fa-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-La)

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December 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm  •  Posted in Construction  •  0 Comments

Christmas is almost here, and we all know what that means: watching Die Hard reruns and inhaling an entire apple pie. (Relax. Your secret’s safe with us.) But not so fast. At Graybar, we think you should have a bigger piece of the pie all year round. With Graybar on your side, reducing your Total Cost of Install is easy.

Just in time for the holidays, we’re rewriting the Christmas classics to the tune of greater efficiency, profitability, and savings. (Cue the piano solo.)

The 12 Days of Graybar

On the first day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: an app that makes ordering easy.
On the second day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: extended hours for projects that are carefree.
On the third day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: a cable reel that’s much less weighty.
On the fourth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: the path to greater profitability.

On the fifth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: an easy solution for project financing.
On the sixth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: a smart way to manage inventory.
On the seventh day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: a jobsite trailer for labor savings.
On the eighth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: a jobsite box with all the tools I need.

On the ninth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: material staging that saves time and money.
On the tenth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: the path to less waste and total efficiency.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: after hours support for emergencies.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, Graybar gave to me: reduced inventory waste for greater productivity.

1. Graybar Mobile App

The right products and materials aren’t going to appear out of thin air like the Ghost of Christmas Past. Not to worry. The Graybar Mobile App is the next best thing. With this handy app, it’s easy to place, track, and manage product orders.

STAY ON TRACK

2. Extended Customer Service Hours

Business doesn’t stop when the bell tolls five. Need emergency services at 9:00 pm on a Friday? No problem. Need to place an order at 4:00 pm on a Saturday? Relax. Like the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Graybar is always one step ahead.

KEEP BUSINESS MOVING

3. Graybar SmartReelSM

Maneuvering heavy cable reels makes even the toughest contractors feel like Bob Cratchit: overtaxed and overworked. Free up manpower, time, and resources with the Graybar SmartReel. Now it’s easy for just one contractor to maneuver cable reels weighing up to 5,000 pounds.

LIGHTEN THE LOAD

4. Wire & Cable Management

With Graybar in your corner, you’ll reduce costs to a level that even Scrooge couldn’t compete with. Improve safety and save time, money, and materials with Graybar’s Wire and Cable Management services.

RAMP UP EFFICIENCY

5. Graybar Financial Services

Like the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, big banks don’t part with their money easily. Don’t let unexpected expenses slow your operations to a grinding halt. With Graybar Financial, qualified candidates secure the quick cash they need to keep business moving.

GET FINANCED

6. Graybar SmartStock® Inventory Management

Is poorly managed inventory costing you an arm and a leg? Tighten the reins on operations with Graybar’s SmartStock® Inventory Management system. With a super-low Total Cost of Install, you’ll be dancing through the streets like Scrooge on Christmas morning.

GET SMART

7. Job Trailers

When you’re managing a big project, you don’t have time to worry about every little detail. But, at the end of the day, all those details impact your Total Cost of Install. Relax. Graybar will handle planning and central staging for your onsite trailer, so you’ll have everything you need to get the job done.

TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT

8. Jobsite Boxes & Carts

Why pay your best journeyman to unpack boxes and track down missing tools and materials? With Graybar’s Jobsite Boxes and Carts, you’ll improve efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce storage and labor costs.

GET ORGANIZED

9. Material Staging

Saving time and money is crucial when you’re vying for more profits. Prevent job delays, reduce material loss/damage, and slash labor costs with Graybar’s Material Staging and Delivery Coordination services.

GET THE GOODS

10. Opportunity Walks

Without profitability, contractors know that their goose will be cooked faster than Mrs. Cratchit’s tiny holiday feast. Where is inefficiency costing you? Find out with a Graybar Opportunity Walk.

SQUASH INEFFICIENCY

11. Emergency Services

A lot can happen outside of regular business hours. But if your distributor’s office is closed, not even the ghost of Jacob Marley can let you in—no matter how loudly you knock at the door. At Graybar, there’s no such thing as “after hours.” When you’re dealing with an emergency, we’re on it.

GET IN TOUCH

12. Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory

Why order a boatload of inventory before you know if (or when) you’ll even need it? Like the Ghost of Christmas Present, Graybar delivers everything you need—right as you need it. Reduce storage costs, increase productivity, and minimize waste with Graybar’s Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory service solution.

GO LEAN

Over to You

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Todd Reed, National Market ManagerAbout The Author
Todd Reed, National Market Manager

As National Market Manager at Graybar, Todd’s goal is to find the best products and solutions to help contractors work more efficiently, stay safe on the job, and win more productive and profitable business.

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