MDM Interview: Challenges, Opportunity in E-Commerce
Square D's Bill Snyder on developing efficiencies in the distribution channel
July 10, 2008
Recently, industry veteran Bill Snyder, vice president of channel development for Palatine, IL-based manufacturer Square D -Schneider Electric's North American operating division -sat down with MDM to talk about the development of electronic data standards in electrical channels. Square D has been active in promoting standards in the electrical distribution channel and in pushing standards through its own supply chain to develop greater efficiencies and visibility with its partners.
MDM: You and Square D have been strong advocates of e-commerce and creating standards. How did that develop?
Bill Snyder: The way that got started was through our own internal efforts to automate our workflows. And then we started extending that to distributors. ...