COO of Barrett Distribution, Tim Barrett, gave an interview on radio talk show Radio Entrepreneurs about successful business practices of fulfillment centers.
Radio Entrepreneurs featured Tim Barrett's interview regarding fulfillment centers best practices.
Online PR News – 15-October-2012 –Tim Barrett, COO of Barrett Distribution, was interviewed to discuss the superior business practices that led the fulfillment center to be nominated for a second Family Business Association Award. The interview was led by Jeff Davis of Radio Entrepreneurs, a Massachusetts radio talk show that features successful entrepreneurs and their stories.
“We’re focused on helping employees understand where we make money, how the company is profitable, and how we can come through for our customers,” said COO Tim Barrett. “It really helps employees engage, act like owners, think like owners, and work for our customers like an owner would.”
Barrett Distribution won a Family Business Association Award in the mid-size category two years ago. Since then, the company has expanded immensely, pushing it into the large-size third party logistics category. Barrett credits this success to his employees and the “ownership” mindset Barrett Distribution encourages with all its employees.
Barrett Distribution implements an open-book style of management at each of their fulfillment locations, offering employees access to resources and aiding them in understanding company financial statements. The company relies on policies like these to give each employee a vested interest in the company’s success, leading to greater overall productivity in fulfillment services and quality customer service. Barrett was honored to share the successful business practices that led to the Family Business Association Award nomination with listeners on Radio Entrepreneurs.
Barrett Distribution Centers, headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, and founded in 1941 as a single warehouse operation, has grown to serve a wide array of customers and industries with a network of 12 strategic distribution & fulfillment centers throughout the US. These facilities are designed to efficiently handle fast moving consumer goods for leaders and future leaders of the consumer electronics, chemical, food and beverage, and footwear and apparel sectors. Barrett provides both consumer direct fulfillment and retail channel delivery, with facilities and operations covering the East Coast, West Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. For more, please visit www.barrettdistribution.com.