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Distribution Operations

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

Operations Q&A: Wandering the Warehouse Like Nomads of Biblical Times?

A few basic concepts can keep order pickers from becoming lost nomads.
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Operations Q&A: Stand and Be Heard

Standing meetings can improve the effectiveness of meetings and combat meeting fatigue.
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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

Access Now: Market Analytics - Not Your Father's Analytics in the Latest Episode of Executive Briefing

Distributors that adopt a more sophisticated analytics program can gain significant competitive advantage.
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Recommended Reading: 3 Hurdles to the Adoption of Analytics in Distribution

Distributors have increased awareness of the value of analytics, but struggle to implement a process.
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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

Supreme Court Decision Allows “Opt-Out” of Contraception Coverage

Decision could draw objections to other laws.
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Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB Recess Appointments

Ruling could impact more than 400 decisions made by the labor board during an 18-month period.
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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: The Importance of Continuous Improvement in Talent

Distributors are creating their own top talent through training.
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Study: Skills Gap Threatens U.S. Manufacturing Growth

Report offers five steps to take to address the skills gap.
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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 Business Gaps for an Effective Acquisition Strategy

Identify business gaps and then prioritize acquisition goals.
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Tip: Increase Productivity by Showing Gratitude

Taking care of employees can counteract the stress and uncertainty that can lead to low productivity and high turnover.
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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

Stop Being Passive with House Accounts

Realigning sales channels to actively grow smaller accounts results in higher revenue, profit.
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Two Drivers of Change in the Sales Job

Sales personnel are adapting to changing customer demands.
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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

Content Marketing 101: What is it and why should I care?

To succeed online, don’t just market your products; market your knowledge.
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A Brand is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Managing Your Company's Online Image

In a connected world, online image is everything
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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

Distributors Take the Lead in Tackling the Counterfeit Challenge

How one industry is taking a three-pronged approach to stopping the problem of counterfeits.
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7 Steps for Embracing Change in an Increasingly Digital World

Reflect what makes you different across all your platforms.
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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

July 2014 Distribution M&A Roundup: MSC Industrial, 3M, Airgas & Grainger

Slow but steady economic improvement raise expectations for more mergers and acquisitions for the rest of 2014.
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MSC Launches 'More Robust Focus' on Barnes Distribution North America Integration

Second-quarter sales growth for MSC primarily a result of BDNA's sales.
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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

Recommended Reading: Driverless Cars, Drones and Delivery

How will drones, driverless cars impact the distribution industry?
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Taking Distribution Into the Future with Technology

The technology options available today are nothing compared to what's coming.
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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

Report: One-Third of Millennials Will Trade Personal Data for Job Security

PwC survey says that younger generations are more open to this type of data collection.
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Africa: The Next Economic Frontier?

Report: Africa poised to become one of the fastest growing economies by 2040.
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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

Strategies for Increasing Pricing Power

Power over pricing isn’t just for the biggest players.
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Capitol Coffee’s Investment in Adaptation

How technology helped a coffee distributor evolve.
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