Recently a colleague outside USESI posed a question as to why is USESI a great place to work.
USESI is a privately held by owners that have entrusted us to build the best electrical distributor of our type and have given us all the resources we need to do that. We have a lot of people working here that share that vision and are committed to that goal. We have essentially built the company from scratch starting in 2011 and we are improving at a rapid rate, looking more like a start-up than the large corporation we are.
But we can’t become great just by building a company and hoping. There is much more to it. It starts with our core values, which are excellence, integrity, shared vision, and employee fulfillment. These are more than just some cleverly crafted words, logo, or motto but rather principles by which we run our business. We focus on these four cornerstones and monitor and measure them to assure that all at USESI are in alignment on these values.
We are leaders in technology. We are completing the conversions of all our locations to a state-of-the-art ERP system. Our central distribution centers are paperless. We have highly automated inventory management and demand forecasting systems. We just completed the development of our new e-commerce platform that we use with several other tools to not just digitize interactions with our customers but also help them become better businesses. We are in the process of digitizing every aspect of the business and have a great team of people working on it.
We are evolving the sales teams from the general line sales force with the addition of solutions managers charged to come up with innovative ways to help our customers achieve their goals. To this end, we have invested heavily in our revolutionary pre-fab shop in Stoughton, equipped with the Greenlee Auto-Bend.
To support our quest for ultimate excellence, we have designed a compensation system that pays managers and branch employees a nice bonus if they do well and a super great bonus if they do super great. And to be sure, not all the great things we are doing are perfectly dialed in yet. Plenty of work left to do. But we are working hard and are not sitting still. Just wait.
All of the above are important in helping USESI grow and in making USESI an exciting place to work.