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YOUR BUSINESS

studio503 is a national, fully integrated, Strategic Account Management (SAM) company.  We partner with manufacturing and distribution companies to redefine their sales, marketing, management, operations and mindsets to foster new levels of execution, excellence and business growth.

 

We look to explore challenging opportunities and develop lasting relationships with those we partner with. From large businesses with existing retail and omni-channel sales to small organizations striving to expand.

 

Unlike typical consulting, marketing, or representation firms we combine all of these components to create a complete business development organization. From napkin to execution, production to point of sale, our passion for developing lasting, profitable relationships begins with our devotion to doing it right, and doing it right now.

 

Being a small force of specialized assets, we combine dexterity with corporate expertise to supply momentum and clarity to products and ideas.

 

 

HOLISTIC STRATEGY. EXCEPTIONAL EXECUTION.

OUR

FOCUS

"Your score in OTIF is very high considering you are a collect supplier. Your work with Coin-Tainer is a good example of the positive impact the DC pooling program has when executed accordingly.  I will be using your score as an example and will communicate your success with my team."

- E. Herrera 

Walmart Supplier Solutions Manager

Case Overview

We partnered with The Coin-Tainer Company in 2003 to redefine the company from manufacturer to direct supplier to large retail, wholesale and mass merchant .

 

We re-engineered their sales, supply chain and operations to become a top performing supplier to the world's largest customers, growing their top line sales by 277%, capturing over 96% of North America Market Share and yielding them #4304 in the Inc. 5000 list in 2010.

STRATEGIC ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT (SAM)

 

Having a good product is the first step, but product alone is not enough. Today, companies are expected to not only provide a good product but manage all aspects of bringing it to market including supply chain, logistics, vendor managed inventory, merchandising analysis, and demand planning. From production to point of sale, it has become the vendor's responsibility to manage their business across all aspects. 

 

We partner with companies who are having difficulties meeting these expectations, as well as new product lines that are in need of placement but don't have the resources or access. 

 

  • Sales, Marketing, and Merchandising 

  • Account and Relationship Development 

  • New Product and Item Optimization 

  • Product Advocacy and Brand Enhancement 

  • Private Label Management 

  • Compliance and Supply Chain Management 

  • Analysis and Reporting

 
 
 
STRATEGIC CONSULTING
 

Some established companies are finding themselves with a gap between what worked previously and what is demanded today. This could range from small adjustments in products, mindsets, or processes to a complete reengineering of brand, organizational structure, or go-to-market strategies. 

 

Over the years we have partnered with a number of such businesses to generate measureable results. Some of these have been building multi-million dollar accounts through service and brand repositioning. Another has been completely restructuring an organization to return its profitability. 

 

Regardless of the situation, we can often help.

OUR METHOD

At studio503 we fully integrate with our partners, drive change and coach continuous improvement, higher levels of execution and new standards of excellence. Big retail, wholesale, and mass merchants are constantly evolving and expectations to suppliers are rigorous. Many can't keep up or meet the demands that these customers require.

 

We evaluate, integrate, implement and execute with our partners to help them meet and exceed the needs of the world's most demanding customers and help generate transformative results.

 

Shared success is our passion. Relentless accountability is our catalyst.

 

 
 

BIG BUSINESSTRANSFORMATIVE RESULTS.

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LEADERSHIP

MICHAEL WALTERS
PRESIDENT - FOUNDER
 

CONTACT

studio503

OUR ADDRESS

11258 Deerwood Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Email: michael.walters@studio503.com
Tel:  612-940-9794

 

 

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