This article is part of MDM's 2013 Distribution Trends Report. This article examines the impact of consolidation on the wholesale distribution industry.
The annual report was researched and written by MDM editors based on interviews with dozens of wholesaler-distributors, as well as industry experts and manufacturers. MDM also conducted a survey of its readers to uncover the trends outlined in this report.
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Trends outlined in the 2013 report include:
Generational Shift Drives Changes in Technology, Customer Expectations
Hiring in Distribution Complicated by Lack of Visibility, Shifting Needs
The Rise of ‘Little Data’ in Distribution
Distributors Get Smarter About Vending
Distributors Get Aggressive with Inventory Management