The Value of Experience

Attracting great talent is only valuable if you know how to retain it. But how important is it to maintain an experienced work force? Mahatma Gandhi was quoted saying, “Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.”

The point is, you can read supply chain books all day long and study your life away researching the science behind vendor-managed inventory, but none of that will compare to the insight gained from lessons learned by experience. And when you’re talking about the fastener industry, no truer words have ever been spoken.

At Hodell-Natco, we’re proud of our experienced workforce. In 2016, average tenure for workers in the private sector was 3.7 years. But our team members, on average, have over 12 years of tenure! Customers who have switched to Hodell-Natco after using an often larger, less service-oriented fastener supplier, have told us how much our team’s experts mean to the success of their businesses. Hodell-Natco’s ability to realize and apply unique fastener supply solutions, save customers money, and maximize supply chain efficiencies comes largely from our knowledgeable industry veterans.