March 2015 - Modern Distribution Management

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March 2015

MDM Industrial Inflation Index: February 2015

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

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Preparing for the Worst

Disruptions such as natural disasters and the recent West Coast port slowdown — now resolved but still facing months of backlog cleanup — are pain points for any distributor with a global supply chain. And while no one can predict the next labor dispute or earthquake, companies can mitigate risk by preparing for ways to deal with unexpected threats.

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