April 2018 - Modern Distribution Management

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April 2018

MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Revenue & Pricing Strong in 1Q

Robert W. Baird & Co., in partnership with Modern Distribution Management, conducted a survey of more than 500 distributors and manufacturers to gauge business trends and the outlook for the distribution industry in diverse sectors. Here is a summary of first-quarter 2018 results and distributor and manufacturer expectations for 2018.

This article includes:

  • First-quarter revenue & pricing trends for wholesale distribution
  • Revenue forecasts for 2018
  • Sector-specific trends for 19 sectors
  • Inventory levels
  • How steel/aluminum tariffs will impact distributors

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