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IDEA, Affiliiated Distributors Start Pilot Program
April 26, 2009
IDEA, an electrical industry owned eCommerce service provider, and Affiliated Distributors, a wholesale buying and marketing group, announced plans to begin a pilot program under which IDEA will assist A-D members with recommendations on improving their synchronization processes.
IDEA had been working with four A-D members over a 60-day period to help both organizations define the scope of the program - which is exclusive to A-D for the 2009 calendar year. IDEA will introduce the program industry-wide after an A-D pilot program is completed.
"A-D is very pleased to join forces with a partner who is committed to synchronization within the electrical channel. Leadership from both organizations understands that in a globally competitive economy, businesses must be innovative and leverage opportunities to invest in, and use, critical tools and resources that eliminate operational costs and increase sales. We continue to be committed to providing our members with such opportunities to thrive," said Bill Weisberg, CEO, Affiliated Distributors.
Affiliated Distributors has more than 530 independent distributor companies with more than 3,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The A-D membership commands over $27 Billion in sales across six industries: electrical supplies; industrial supplies; plumbing supplies; HVAC equipment and supplies; drywall and drywall related products; and pipe, valves and fittings.