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William R. McCleave

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How to Differentiate in the Land of Competing Giants

What supplier attributes will your customers value most in the next ten years?
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How to Differentiate in the Land of Competing Giants

What supplier attributes will your customers value most in the next ten years?
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Avoid Being Caught by Stupid

The generational imperative – protect the lifeblood of your business
While many distribution owners and managers are making their companies more “user-friendly” with better web tools, they aren’t investing at the same pace in the most critical part of their future – their employees. Here ...
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Where Managers Blunder

Study: Dishonesty, micromanagement can mar manager performance
This article presents the findings of a two-year industry study looking at where distribution industry managers blunder and what they could do better. This article by William McCleave includes analysis of: Which characteristics cause managers ...
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A Framework to Differentiate

Leverage technology, treasure, talent and technique
In 2002, MDM Publisher Tom Gale and industry expert William McCleave of W.R. McCleave & Associates, conducted a research project on distributor differentiation. The research resulted in solid advice and case studies about how ...
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MDM Survey: Lower Profitability Expected

A look at how MDM readers are approaching the bottom line in 2009
MDM and Dr. W.R. McCleave, PE, recently surveyed readers on how they are responding to changes in the economic environment as it pertains to profitability in 2009. This article is an overview of those results. ...
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The Extended Value Index

How to measure a distributor's value-added capability
The way customers define value added in the marketplace keeps shifting as they gain more knowledge and control of sourcing options. Distributors that want to serve the needs of these customers must evaluate two ...
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Car wash equipment distributor builds unique vertical niche

Take care of the customer and the rest will come. That's one of the keys that Sonny's Enterprises found to differentiate in a competitive industry. The company's execution of that principle is a rare lesson ...
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Delaware Valley Wholesale Florists

This article is an excerpt from the book, Stand Out from the Competition! Four Pathways to Differentiate Your Wholesale Distribution Company.How would you like to source product in 12 different countries, bring it to one ...
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Beerman Precision

Beerman Precision, New Orleans, La., is a $10 million power tool distributor with a distinct twist. Less than half of its annual revenues comes from product and accessory sales. A complete array of services around ...
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