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4 Causes of Forecast Error and How Distributors Can Avoid Them

Forecast error — the difference between forecast demand and actual demand — can negatively impact cash flow at a time when distributors want to conserve cash while dealing with coronavirus fallout. Reconsider relying on sales history alone, pre-determined inventory agreements, keeping rare items in stock and depending on sales reps to report market changes.

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Distribution Industry Wins and Losses in COVID-19 Stimulus Package and Regulations

NAW Chief Government Relations Officer Jade West discusses the industry associations effort to promote distributors as essential businesses and ensure distributors are not cut out of the supply chain, as well as ongoing initiatives such as financial support for distribution businesses with more than 500 employees.

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COVID-19: Distributors Take Hit in Late March, Move to Weather Q2

The coronavirus hit distribution hard in the second half of March, according to a first look at the latest MDM-Baird quarterly survey. And distributors are acting quickly to protect the balance sheet and cash flow. Heres a recap of Fridays MDM LIVE program, where panelists shared the latest numbers on how quickly distributor revenue is declining, as well as what distributors are doing now to stem losses and conserve cash.

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Ultimation Industries Grows Online Sales with Boost from Amazon Business

After initial success through its own website, the Michigan manufacturer first looked to broaden its customer base with a few items on Amazon about five years ago. CEO Jacqueline Canny explains how the e-commerce giant has helped to supplement Ultimations e-commerce expansion and bring in a wider audience for its conveyor technology and automation products.

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