Industry Benchmarking Reports

FPDA offers a variety of benchmarking tools designed to provide you with the information you need to help run your business effectively and profitably. 

NEW Benchmarking Program Offered Monthly to Members

We are excited to announce a new Streamlined Monthly Benchmarking Program. This important new member benefit is designed to be completed in fewer than 10 minutes each month and provides participants with valuable market and company-specific insights.

Specifically, each month, participants will receive:

  • General Industry Overview Report summarizing monthly trends (sales, orders, inventory, pricing / gross margin, forecasts, end markets...)
  • Company Specific Results / Report is available via the dashboard with interactive charting capabilities. The report will include a detailed analysis of your company's results including a business cycle analysis, YTD, and forward-looking projections. Additionally, you will be able to compare your firm's results to a benchmark of other participating companies as well as important industry metrics.

Submit your data from last month now via the link below by using the same email address you use to log in to FPDA.

If you have any feedback or questions, please contact Joe Calvello at 440.465.2234 or 

Submit Your Data

FPDA Bi-Annual Compensation Survey

Hiring and keeping good employees is essential to the profitability of your business, especially in today’s economy. To achieve that goal, you must consider your overall employee compensation plan—not just your pay scales, but your benefits program as well—in comparison to other firms in distribution.

How does your firm’s employee compensation package stack up in the industry? To help you evaluate your situation, FPDA is co-sponsors the Annual Employee Compensation Study conducted by Profit Planning Group. Approximately 2,500 firms in over 35 distribution lines of trade will be participating.

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Financial Benchmarking Report

This is an annual financial analysis of typical distributor performance in terms of sales growth, return on investment, gross margin, and additional comparative financial performance information. Participating members are provided an individual Company Productivity Report, which can be used to compare company profitability to the industry.

Be sure to participate in and benefit from these unique FPDA benchmarking tools!

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eShipping updates

Monthly metrics, trends, and key takeaways on the state of the LOGISTICS INDUSTRY to help your business plan for the coming months.

Sign up for monthly reports!