September 10, 2009 - Modern Distribution Management

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September 10, 2009

Alternative Energy Markets: To Serve or Not to Serve?

More distributors are diversifying into alternative and renewable energy markets. These markets vary in their maturity, and over the years, some have succeeded, while others have fallen off the grid. The dilemma over whether to invest in these markets when hype sometimes overshadows reality is a big one.

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Commentary: Cycles and Emerging Opportunities

The outflow of manufacturing to "low-cost" countries keeps resonating lately as I envision how this next growth cycle takes shape. Before the heady days of the dot-com era distracted many businesses from their core focus and presented others with opportunity, industry change centered on the dramatic shift many North American manufacturers were making to offshore production.

Today there are a number of indicators that manufacturing might migrate back to a regional or at least continental scale.

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