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About Us

Modern Distribution Management (MDM) is the only specialized information business that provides high-level in-depth resources to executives who are in or serve the wholesale distribution industry. With MDM’s information services, you’ll find fresh analysis, accurate reporting and good ideas to practice across many lines of trade. We provide original, in-depth thinking – and you won’t find MDM’s content anywhere else.

MDM’s editors have received several Editorial Excellence Awards from the Specialized Information Publishers Association and are regularly recognized by industry groups as content leaders in wholesale distribution.

MDM is owned by Gale Media, Inc. Read more about Gale Media, Inc. below.

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MDM Premium provides exclusive insight and analysis to executives of distribution companies. Subscribers get unlimited access to and receive an issue with objective and comprehensive content twice a month

MDM Update Newsletter

MDM Update is the preeminent source of information for wholesale distribution professionals. Our email newsletter provides resources, current news and industry trends daily.

MDM Analytics

MDM Analytics is the market intelligence division of Modern Distribution Management. We provide better visibility into industrial product markets by helping customers quantify demand by geography, customer type and product group. Our data helps identify current market and account penetration for additional sales opportunities.


MDM is the best place for data and analysis on the wholesale distribution industry. Our exclusive research reports provide a comprehensive look at trends and market data.

MDM Market Leaders

Each year, MDM provides a comprehensive report of the largest 150+ industrial and construction products distributors in North America across 15 product sectors.


MDM’s Webcasts are designed to bring high-level ideas and best practices to wholesale distribution professionals.


MDM offers a growing selection of books and reports for executives of any company to use for training or personal enrichment

Editorial Advisory Board

MDM thanks its Editorial Advisory Board, which helps to guide the content and services we deliver to our dedicated readers.

  • Mark Bray, Supply Chain Manager, ACR Supply Co.
  • Chester Collier, SVP & general manager, Bio-Circle North America, Walter Surface Technologies
  • Ted Cowie, Vice President Sales, Safety & Industrial Products, Motion Industries
  • Larry Davis, President, Fairmont Supply
  • Julia Klein, Chairwoman & CEO of C.H. Briggs Company
  • Doug Savage, President & CEO of Bearing Service Inc.
  • Burt Schraga, CEO, Bell Electrical Supply
  • Ted Stark, President, Dalco Enterprises

About Gale Media, Inc.

Gale Media Inc. is the publisher of Modern Distribution Management and, and MDM’s new division MDM Analytics. Principal Thomas P. Gale has researched and written on significant trends in the industry, including consolidation, integrated supply, e-commerce, vendor reduction and shifts in value definition.


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