Business Chops Tip #99: How's the Fit and Finish of Your Systems?
While the concept of "fit and finish" is typically a quality parameter of individual gear products, the criterion is extensible to whole systems. In addition to a well dressed tech rack, the precision and appearance of the equipment integrated as a whole is a quality factor.
In the systems context, good looks are only part of the picture. How logically and intuitively the system is organized and installed separates the integration firms with the technical chops from the box sellers that only use the term "system" loosely. Is your firm providing elegantly designed and installed systems as a promotable differentiator?
Author's Note: Creative and technical professionals (from musicians and actors to designers and engineers) rely on their "chops": those skills and techniques that they use to be successful on the job. Stiernberg Consulting coined the term Business Chops to encompass those skills, experience, and tactics that you rely on to be more successful. Whether you are a dealer, manufacturer, distributor, rep, or design firm, this series includes tips and techniques for optimizing sales, profits, and growth of your Custom Retail business.