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Day: August 23, 2019

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Table of Contents:

  • Digital Disrupters Create Shifts in 2019 Top Industrial Distributors List
  • Commentary: Market Leading Strategies for 2020
  • MSC: The Hub of a Community
  • Global Industrial: Full Speed Ahead
  • Graybar Taps Spirit of Innovation in Digital Transformation
  • Johnstone Supply Focuses on Efficiency
  • Vallen Distribution Produces Customer Savings with Integrated Solutions
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: June 2019
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: July 2019
  • News Digest 4916

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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: July 2019

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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Commentary: Market Leading Strategies for 2020

This is the 10th year we have ranked the top distributors, and this year includes more than 150 companies across 15 product categories. While it’s easy to focus on the explosive growth of Amazon Business, MDM's Tom Gale believes the more important trend beyond the continued expansion strategies — by product, territory and customer segments, largely through digital platforms — is how market leaders are strategically translating digital disruption into digital transformation.

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