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Day: December 25, 2016

Top Trends for 2017

This article, based on the 2016 MDM Industry Outlook Survey, outlines and analyzes key trends and issues affecting how distributors will do business in 2017.

This article includes:

  • Economic & regulatory challenges
  • How distributors are adapting to industry changes
  • Ways distributors are growing revenue

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  • Wholesale Distribution Disrupted
  • The Future of Relationship Selling: The Gorilla in the Room, part 2
  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Industry Sputtering Back to Life

ISM Semiannual Forecast: Continued Growth in 2017

The Institute for Supply Management provides a semiannual forecast that distributors can use to gauge the health and expectations of manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. This article provides the highlights from the latest forecast, which was released in December.

This article includes:

  • Economic growth expectations for 2017
  • Manufacturing sector expectations
  • Non-manufacturing sector expectations

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  • Small Manufacturers Focus on Tactical Applications for Tech
  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Industry Sputtering Back to Life
  • Supply Chain Sustainability Efforts Grow

MDM Industrial Inflation Index: November 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: Third Quarter 2016
  • Listen to Customers or Lose Them
  • Market Snapshot: Abrasives Market Demand in the United States

Download this Issue in PDF: December 25, 2016

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

Table of Contents:

  • Top Trends for 2017
  • Commentary: Resolve to be More Strategic in 2017
  • Forecast: Continued Growth in 2017
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: October 2016
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: November 2016
  • News Digest

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