Experience, Tools & Education That Bring Out Your Best

Modern Distribution Management is the leading research, analytical and educational provider in wholesale distribution, with a proven track record since 1967.  Our team brings together unparalleled experience in the distribution industry with powerful data-driven tools and events that increase your company’s capabilities.  We know what it takes to stay competitive and set the pace in wholesale distribution, so we offer you a full complement of competitive intelligence to meet your specific needs.

Think Differently Through Our Membership Program

Good strategy starts with having the whole picture at your fingertips. As an MDM member, you will receive everything you need to identify and develop opportunities in your industry. Our award-winning editorial staff, in conjunction with our research and data analytics team, provide you with world-class reporting and analysis across all wholesale distribution industries, including member-exclusive insights, profiles and articles, all easily searchable and sortable to fit your specific needs.

  • Exclusive access to fresh and in-depth articles including case studies, data/research findings, forecasting, M&A activity and peer insights.
  • Up-to-date industry news and analysis delivered right to your inbox.
  • Insightful interviews with those leading and succeeding in the wholesale distribution industry.
  • Market Insight Reports on a monthly and quarterly basis.
  • The Quarterly Journal, a compilation of the quarter’s premium content and economic reporting with expert overview, analysis, and key takeaways. 
  • Unlimited access to the MDM Library, a repository of all member-exclusive content
Improve Performance & Profitability Through Research & Analytics

In today’s highly competitive environment, analytics can give you valuable business information to drive profitability and growth. MDM offers both individual and custom research and analytics reports, along with a new web-based software subscription tool called Market Prospector.

True to its name, Market Prospector allows you to run your own customized reports for market sizing, demand forecasting and prospect listings – all designed to help you build more strategic sales plans. More information on Market Prospector and custom research and analytics services can be found here.

To order individual wholesale distribution industry and industry sector market profiles and economic reports, visit our store.

Grow Your Capability & Network Through Educational Events

MDM offers the only function-specific events in the wholesale distribution industry. Each event is geared toward a distinct skill set to strengthen company operations. During 2021-22, we are offering three annual events:

Sales GPS Conference

This event brings together sales leaders, experts and industry executives to examine how leading distributors are transitioning to data- and management-based sales models, go-to-market strategies, as well as industry innovations and disruptors. Beneficial for distributors and manufacturers/distributors of all sizes, the content is geared toward those responsible for the strategic direction of their sales. Happening Nov. 1-3, 2021.

M&A Summit

A virtual event focused exclusively on M&A, this summit brings together the most seasoned M&A practitioners to examine the latest trends, market dynamics and tactics to give you a roadmap through the M&A process. You will discover power strategies to help you avoid mistakes, perform great due diligence and maximize your company value. Whether you are a wholesale distribution executive with either sell-side or buy-side strategies or a supplier using independent distribution as a primary channel, this event will help you negotiate more profitable deals and increase your revenue.

Operations & Digital Tech Summit

This event is designed exclusively to help wholesale distribution professionals building stronger capabilities using technology. From e-commerce and digital transformation to logistics and operational platforms, this event explores the latest advances in technology that is shaping the operations within wholesale distribution. Happening summer 2022.

We’re Committed to Your Success

Whatever your business intelligence or education need, we’re here for you. Since 1967, MDM has been the definitive resource for wholesale distribution management best practices, benchmarking, trends and business intelligence through its market research, analytics, publishing and conferences.

Modern Distribution Management is a Gale Media company.


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  • Unlimited access to mdm.com including more than 10 years of archives
  • Current trends analysis, market data, economic updates and competitor & supplier market moves
  • Discounts on select MDM Store products
  • Subscription to MDM’s daily email newsletter MDM Update
  • Access to MDM’s Editors

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