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Day: June 25, 2018

Commentary: Industrial Distribution Is Alive, Well and Kicking It!

With as much disruption in business in 2018, its easy to lose perspective on an important fact, supported by data: industrial distribution is in a good spot from many different angles. Im not sugar-coating the challenges, but this is a great year in an unprecedented business cycle. Lets celebrate and get back to work!

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Amazon Business is a Top B2B Distributor – Now What?

Amazon Business is rapidly making headway in B2B distribution, but you wouldnt know it by the reaction of many distributors. While the retailpocalypse has been in full swing for a few years now, most distributors show little concern about its B2B equivalent what MDMs Ian Heller calls the wholesalepocalypse. This article reviews Amazons model, evolution in B2B distribution, and metrics to gauge the threat posed by Amazon to your business.

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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: May 2018

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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Top 40 Industrial Distributors

This article reviews the key shifts taking place in distribution including the debut of Amazon Business to the list based on MDMs estimate of its revenues and how disruption is quickly changing the competitive landscape in wholesale distribution.

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Download this Issue in PDF: June 25, 2018

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

Table of Contents:

  • Top 40 Industrial Distributors
  • Commentary: Industrial Distribution Is Alive, Well and Kicking It!
  • 2018 Market Leaders Company Profiles
  • Amazon Business is a Top B2B Distributor Now What?
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: April 2018
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: May 2018
  • MDM News Digest 4812

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