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April 2020

‘Insane’ Shipping Costs and Timelines: Just How Bad is it Out There?

It’s Time for Take-Two of the Annual Manufacturer-Distributor Meeting for 2020

How manufacturers sell and how customers buy have undergone significant change in recent weeks, and it wont go back to the way it was three months ago. MDMs John Gunderson shares tips on how the B2B manufacturer can reset plans with reps, key distributors and end customers.

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How Import Volumes, Economic Drivers and Other Factors are Impacting the Shipping Crisis

Why COVID-19 Has Manufacturers Re-examining Their Distribution Channel Strategy

Coronavirus market upheaval has future-focused manufacturers stepping up communication with end customers and putting themselves in a position to make channel adjustments in the coming post-pandemic economy. MDMs John Gunderson shares how distribution channel partners can prepare for the change.

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How Can COVID-19 Change Distribution for the Better?

Future-focused distributors are embracing the market upheaval brought on by the coronavirus to strengthen their brands, step up communication with customers and suppliers and put themselves in a position of strength to thrive in the coming post-pandemic economy. Consultant Mark Dancer during Fridays MDM Live webcast shared several ways distributors can show leadership now.

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Motion & Control Enterprises Using Pandemic Slowdown to Accelerate Business Transformation

CEO Charley Hale shared during MDM Live how the fluid power distributor is making the most of a slower business environment to speed up its original 18-month plan to improve salesforce effectiveness and efficiency, enhance its e-commerce capabilities, and more.

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7 Predictions for Distributors on Near-Term COVID-19 Economic Consequences

Industry consultants Mike Marks and Brent Grover shared accounts of distributors who are acting quickly to adjust their business models to reflect new coronavirus realities during MDMs weekly MDM Live COVID-19 impacts webcast. They described why transparency is paramount in making the most of employee, bank and supplier relationships during the pandemic.

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Download this Issue as a PDF: April 10, 2020

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

We all have an impossible task on our plates, to manage through a crisis the global scale of which has never been seen before. The COVID-19 coronavirus may be novel, but distributors deal with disruption on a daily basis. In this issue of Premium, we provide several tools to help you through the upheaval. For example, you’ll read about how to keep your network safe with so many employees working remotely and how to make the most of reconfigured work environments in the wake of COVID-19. Additionally, Zoro President Kevin Weadick provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Zoro works with other distributors to run its e-commerce marketplace, and shares how his company is equipped to operate during the pandemic.

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