Sales Per Employee Ranking Reveals Surprising In-plant Leaders
Several in-plants that ranked lower on our other two lists have leapt to the top of our sales-per-employee list, a sign that size is not the only impressive feature of a leading in-plant. Though Allstate’s in-plant topped last year's list with an impressive $431,369 in sales for each of its 367 employees, this year the in-plant dropped to fourth (with $414,291 in sales per employee) to make way for a new leader. Navy Federal Credit Union generates an impressive $875,000 for each of its 16 employees, based on the $14 million in annual sales reported to us. After that, OGE Energy Corp. came in second with $663,996 in sales per employee, followed by Farmers Insurance with $416,955 in sales per employee.
Other top ranking in-plants on the list include the City and County of San Francisco, the State of Montana, Western & Southern Financial Group, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, HealthSouth and the State of Colorado. Each makes more than $280,000 in sales for each in-plant employee.
Though consultants like Howie Fenton of IMG have noted that sales per employee is not always an accurate indication of an in-plant’s performance (benchmarking against similar operations, he says, is a more revealing option), we present these results for your general information, not as an indicator of one in-plant’s loftier position over another. For truly, if an in-plant with a high sales-per-employee number is not proving its value to its parent organization, it may still find itself in trouble.
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