(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – In a tough economy, savvy jewelry companies shore up their bottom lines by analyzing operations and eliminating inefficiencies. Operations should not be their only focus, however, if they want to wring out every penny of waste. A similarly critical approach to buying goods and services can provide major savings as well – especially with the “MJSA Buyer’s Resource Vol. 1” to guide them.
Published by Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA), the new book is a “smart shopping” manual for the jewelry industry. Industry experts and association researchers have filled its pages with money-saving insights into how to make better purchasing decisions on everything from gemstones to capital equipment, as well as how to have a more cost-effective relationship with contract casters, CAD/CAM bureaus, and other service providers. In addition, it presents upcoming fashion and color trends (supplied by the Jewelry Information Center) to ensure that buyers of finished jewelry can capitalize on them.
A companion to the “MJSA Buyer’s Guide,” the “Buyer’s Resource” also contains a listing of MJSA member companies, which offer a full range of premier products and services. Readers will see where to find what they need, as well as learn how to buy it wisely.
All members of MJSA receive a free copy of the “Buyer’s Resource” and may buy additional copies at $25 each. Non-members pay $29.50 for each copy. To order or for more information please call MJSA at 800-444-6572 or go to mjsa.org.