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Day: July 25, 2014

MDM Pricing Trends Report: Second Quarter 2014

This report was formerly called the Inflation by Commodity Group Report.

This report is researched and produced by MDM editors. View the First Quarter 2014 here.

These product groups provide a snapshot of inflation trends based on the Producer Price Index from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Second quarter 2013 pricing levels are compared with second quarter 2014 and first quarter 2014 with second quarter 2014.

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Industrial

  • Abrasives
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Metal Cutting Machine Tools
  • Metal Forming Machine Tools
  • Pumps, Compressors, & Eqmt
  • Ind. Material Handling Eqmt
  • Rubber & Plastic Hose
  • Rubber & Plastic Belts & Belting
  • Ind. Rubber Products, nec
  • Metal Valves (not fluid power)
  • Personal Safety Equipment & Clothing
  • Steel Mill Products

Construction

  • Softwood Lumber
  • Hardwood Lumber
  • General Millwork
  • Gypsum Products
  • Hardboard, Particlebd, Fiberbd
  • Plywood
  • Plastic Construction Products
  • Wood Ties, Siding, Shingles,
  • Shakes

Electrical

  • Electrical Machinery & Eqmt
  • Electronic Components & Accs
  • Integrating and Measuring Instruments
  • Motors & Generators
  • Wiring Devices
  • Transformers & Power Regulators
  • Switchgear, Switchboard, etc., Eqmt
  • Communications & Related Eqmt
  • Electric Lamp Bulbs & Parts

Other Related Electrical

  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Nonferrous Wire & Cable
  • Fabricated Ferrous Wire & Cable

Power Transmission/Bearing

  • Mechanical Power Transmission Eqmt
  • Ball & Roller Bearings
  • Plain Bearings & Bushings
  • Speed Changers, Drives & Gears

Fluid Power

  • Fluid Power Eqmt
  • Fluid Power Valves
  • Fluid Power Hose/ Tube Fittings
  • Fluid Power Pumps & Parts
  • Fluid Power Actuators/ Accum/ Cylinders

Plastics

  • Plastic Resins & Materials
  • Plastic Products (Overall)

Fasteners

  • Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Rivets, Washers (overall)
  • Aircraft Fasteners
  • Externally Threaded Fasteners
  • Internally Threaded Fasteners
  • Nonthreaded Metal Fasteners

Hardware

  • Hardware (overall)
  • Builders’ Hardware

Tools

  • Hand & Edge Tools
  • Power-Driven Hand Tools
  • Tools, Dies, Jigs, Molds, Fixtures
  • Cutting Tools & Accs (overall)
  • Precision Measuring Tools
  • Small Cutting Tools

Gases/Welding

  • Industrial Gases
  • Welding Machinery/ Equipment

Paper

  • Pulp, Paper & Allied Products (overall)
  • Sanitary Paper Products
  • Boxes
  • Packaging Products from Plastic

HVACR/Plumbing

  • Air Cond. & Refrigeration Eqmt
  • Heating Eqmt
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

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Download this Issue in PDF: July 25, 2014

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • MDM/Baird Distribution Survey: Distributors See Measured Growth in 2Q
  • Commentary: Making a Multichannel Sales Force
  • MDM Second-Quarter Pricing Trends Report
  • MDM Monthly Wholesale Trade Data
  • Second-Quarter Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples
  • News Digest

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Commentary: Making Multichannel Salespeople

Technology has become an integral part of doing business today. But it's also changing how salespeople do their jobs.

This article includes:

  • Why omnichannel or multichannel strategies should consider salespeople, not just customers
  • The impact technology has on the role of the salesperson
  • How technology is being used in sales

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  • Disruptive Technologies: The Rise of Robots in Distribution
  • Zandi: Economy to Pick Up Through 2015
  • Commentary: Dont Invest in Technology for Technologys Sake

Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: May 2014

Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in May 2014.

This article includes:

  • Wholesale trade revenues for durable and nondurable goods in May 2014
  • Monthly inventories/sales ratio for the industry
  • Sales & inventory trends for durable and nondurable goods

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  • 2Q14 MDM-Baird Distribution Survey Results
  • 2Q14 MDM Pricing Trends Report
  • Building on Already Profitable Business

MDM/Baird Survey: Distributors See Measured Growth in 2Q

Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of about 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. This article provides a summary of second-quarter results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for 2014.

This article includes:

  • Revenue, inventory and pricing expectations
  • Sector breakdown
  • Analysis of trends affecting sales and operating performance

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  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index
  • The State of Analytics in Distribution: 2014
  • The 2014 State of E-Commerce in Distribution

Second Quarter 2014 Financial Metrics & Trading Multiples

In this two-page report, available to download in PDF after log-in, we feature data on merger and acquisition trends and financial metrics for the largest publicly traded distributors across diverse sectors in the second quarter of 2014.

In partnership with Houlihan Lokey, an investment banking firm, the report includes data on M&A activity trends across all industries (not just distribution), as well as valuation multiples for deals in all industries.