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Day: February 25, 2016

2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core

For distributors to successfully navigate a challenging landscape they must reinforce their core strengths. This facet of the 2016 Distribution Remodel could entail a number of solutions, from deepening customer engagement to dropping unprofitable customer segments to divesting noncore assets.

This article includes:

  • Devising a blueprint for remodeling
  • Remodelings role in M&A
  • How differentiating can help you win market share

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  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Invest or Die
  • Distributors Getting Back to the Basics
  • Commentary: Refocus on the Foundation

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Table of Contents:

  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Refocus on the Core
  • Commentary: Drive Business Results with Analytics
  • The Evolving Role of Master Distributors
  • Industrial Manufacturing M&A Up 10% in 2015
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: December 2015
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: January 2016
  • News Digest

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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: January 2016

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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  • MDM Pricing Trends Report: Fourth Quarter 2015 and Annual
  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: How to Build a Better Business
  • Market Analysis: HVACR Consumption in the United States

Industrial Manufacturing M&A Up 10% in 2015

PwCs quarterly analysis of M&A activity shows trends expected to affect deal volume.

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  • M&A: Easing the Transition
  • 3 Keys to a Successful Digital Strategy
  • College Connection: Virtuous Cycle

Commentary: Drive Business Results with Analytics

Cut through the noise of todays markets with data and analysis

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  • Overcoming the Barriers to Analytics
  • Increase Analytics Usability & Excitement
  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: How to Build a Better Business

The Evolving Role of Master Distributors

Distributors looking to balance renewed focus on their core with meeting customer demand to provide more are turning to master distributors to achieve that end. This article looks at how the role of master distributors has evolved and the additional roles they now play for traditional distributors.

This article includes:

  • How distributors use masters
  • Additional benefits master distributors provide
  • How masters are elevating their traditional role

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  • Distributors Adapt to More Sophisticated Supply Chain
  • Integrated Supplys Next Phase
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change