Day: September 10, 2016

The New Realities of Training

The talent gap in distribution is widening as companies struggle to recruit and retain younger employees, but a better training process can help reverse that trend. This article examines why and how companies should remodel their training methods in todays changing marketplace.

This article includes:

  • An overview of what millennials want
  • Why to train even if they leave
  • How to look at training in a new way

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  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Deepen Talent Development
  • Mind the Training Gap for Negotiation
  • 5 Tips to Reduce the Cost of Employment

Use Tech to Work Smarter, Not Harder

The distribution landscape has changed, but small businesses, particularly distributors, are still avoiding investment in new technology to adapt. This article examines the hurdles to investing in technology and how to strategically overcome them.

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  • How tech investment leads to profitability
  • Mental hurdles of tech adoption
  • First steps to getting started with new technology

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  • Increase ROI from Existing Technology
  • Bring IT Out of the Shadows
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Small Manufacturers Focus on Tactical Applications for Tech

Small manufacturers continue to be focused on using technology for tactical purposes rather than strategic, according to the Small Business Barometer 2016, a new report released by Exact and Pb7 Research.

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  • Top challenges for small manufacturers
  • How technology can improve operational efficiencies
  • How changes to supply chain should change tech usage

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  • New Tech Disrupts Supply Chain
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Benefits of Cross Training

This article is an overview of the benefits of broadening employee development by teaching multiple facets of the company.

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Commentary: Distributors, Meet the Internet of Things

How the distribution industry is moving from product-centric to information-based.

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Market Snapshot: Industrial Hose Market Demand in the U.S.

The MDM Market Snapshot, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes market demand for Industrial Hose by end user in the U.S., plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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Download this Issue in PDF: September 10, 2016

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

Table of Contents:

  • The New Realities of Training
  • Benefits of Cross Training
  • Commentary: Distributors, Meet the Internet of Things
  • Use Tech to Work Smarter, Not Harder
  • Small Manufacturers Focus on Tactical Applications for Tech
  • Market Snapshot: Industrial Hose Market Demand in the United States
  • News Digest

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