September 10, 2015 - Modern Distribution Management

Day: September 10, 2015

The ROI Case for B2B E-Commerce

Measuring return on investment in e-commerce can be a challenge for distributor. This article offers ways to measure the ROI and key expense components that distributors should include in the evaluation.

This article includes:

  • How to measure e-commerce investment ROI
  • The different types of ROI
  • Examples of the impact e-commerce can have for different companies

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  • Behind the Deal: Anixter & HD Supply
  • Distributors Combine Traditional, New Means for Recruiting
  • The Counterfeit Challenge

Market Analysis: Bearings Consumption in the United States

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of abrasives products by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Headwinds Intensify
  • Market Analysis: Abrasives Consumption in North America
  • Global Companies Pose Threat in U.S.

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Table of Contents:

  • College Connection: Deepening the Relationship
  • Commentary: Differentiating Through Professional Development
  • The ROI Case for B2B E-Commerce
  • Market Analysis: Bearings Consumption in the U.S.
  • News Digest

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College Connection, Part 2: Deepening the Relationship

A strategic relationship between a distributor and a college can yield innumerable benefits, and nowhere is that more evident than with an internship program. This article examines how internships help students gain real-world experience, help distributors build recognition and help the industry close the growing talent gap. Part 1 focused on the importance of partnerships between distributors and universities.

This article includes:

  • An industrial distribution student's perspective
  • The importance of internships for all parties
  • Examples of distributors' relationships with colleges

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  • College Connection: Virtuous Cycle
  • Manufacturing’s Millennial Dilemma
  • Succession Planning: Positioning for the Future

Commentary: Differentiating Through Professional Development

Make sure you're meeting the demands of today's workforce.

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  • Changing Norms for Building Talent
  • Succession Planning: Executing the Strategy
  • The Challenge of Noncompetes

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