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Distribution Operations

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How distributors can optimize their operations for greater profitability. Read More

Recommended Reading: How to Use Logistics to Fend Off Amazon

Transportation, fulfillment critical to meet changing market demands.
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Recommended Reading: Hire Right Talent to Manage Supply Chain

Distributors benefit from appointing right people to oversee product, information flow.
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Distributor Analytics

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A closer look at how data and analytics can make wholesaler-distributors more efficient and profitable. Read More

7 Steps to Analytics Success

Building a data-driven culture becoming more critical for distributors.
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Amazon's Data-Driven Brick-and-Mortar

Use online data to help manage local inventories.
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Manufacturing Revival Radio

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This podcast celebrates the resurgence and innovation of manufacturing with a series of interviews with innovators in the industry. Read More

Podcast: Enabling Greater Manufacturing Precision

Manufacturing Revival Radio talks with Tom Muccino of Nordson EFD.
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Podcast: Using Customer Input to Inspire New Technology Adoption

Manufacturing Revival Radio talks with Jack Hammerstrom of Banner Engineering.
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Public Policy

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MDM's editors provide analysis on what moves in Washington mean for wholesale distribution businesses. Read More

Ready for the New Label Regulations?

Distributor deadline for hazard communication standard compliance in Dec. 1.
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Ensure Compliance with New Chemical Labeling Rules

OSHA seeks consistency from chemical manufacturers, distributors.
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Human Resources

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This blog looks at the most important asset in any wholesale distribution company: the people. We provide the best ideas for finding the right people and keeping them. Read More

Recommended Reading: Identify, Address Gender Issues to Attract Top Talent

'Women aren't viewed as value-add, and that's a problem.'
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3 Ways to Improve Employee Training

Development plays a critical role in employee engagement and success.
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MDM Management Tip of the Week

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MDM's editors provide a concise but practical tip each week for wholesale distribution executives based on expert insight in the MDM Archives. Read More

Tip: Identify Employee Growth Paths to Overcome Gender Gap

A proactive approach can help overcome workplace diversity challenges.
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Tip: Follow Pricing Best Practices for E-Commerce Success

Overcome barriers to increase new customers and orders.
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Distribution Sales & Marketing

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Get the latest best practices, trends and strategies in distribution sales & marketing management. Read More

Are Your Marketing Efforts Keeping Pace?

As economy rebounds, time to invest in key business component.
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6 Signs of Sales Channel Stress

Simple checkup can gauge health of your company's sales coverage and methodology.
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Online Marketing

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MDM editors and expert contributors offer tips and strategies for making online marketing tools work for your company. Read More

9 Marketing Ideas You Need to Embrace Now

To ensure your relevance and success in the connected world, put these ideas into action.
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Is Your Website Ready for Mobile-geddon?

Google's new search algorithm is expected to have broad impact.
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Industry Insiders

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Tips, trends and insights from your peers in the independent wholesale distribution channel. Read More

Remembering David Weisberg, Industry Catalyst

Weisberg helped change distributor-manufacturer relationships from adversarial to partnerships.
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Tribute to Stu Mechlin

Reflector of light, partner hero, rainmaker, relentlessness, passion: remembering an industry leader.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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This blog provides analysis of mergers and acquisitions in distribution channels or affecting distribution channels. Read More

April 2016 M&A Roundup: Consolidation Ramps Up in HVAC/Plumbing Sector

Building materials and construction distributors also busy with deals.
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What Faster Air Liquide-Airgas Closing Means for Sector

Mixed channel dynamics happening sooner than expected for industrial gases companies.
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Distribution Technology

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Learn how distributors are adopting technology tools to improve productivity and increase sales. Read More

Are You Cloud-Phobic?

Contrary to popular belief, the cloud is likely more secure than onsite systems.
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5 Ways for Distributors to Get ROI from CRM

CRM is more than just a sales tool.
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Economy

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A look at the latest economic and market trends, and their impact on the distribution channel. Read More

Building Materials & Construction Sector on Solid Ground

Distributors again notch impressive quarterly earnings reports.
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Ignore the Hype: Market Signals Positive Path Ahead

Industrials are outperforming other parts of the market.
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Management & Strategy

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This blog looks at best practices and trends in managing a wholesale distribution company, as well as critical issues affecting distributors. Read More

Move Beyond Reaction to Remain Relevant

New competition, changing markets drive need for innovation in distribution and manufacturing.
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Recommended Reading: Grainger's Investment Blueprint

Company proves that wise spending during down times yields return.
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