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This blog looks at best practices and trends in managing a wholesale distribution company, as well as critical issues affecting distributors.

Will Amazon’s One-Day Shipping Kill the Distribution Industry?

Only if distributors try to beat Amazon at its own game.
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The Company That Kills You …

Qualities that have built a successful distribution company can also take one down.
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Don’t Lose Your Humanity When You Go Digital

It’s easy to fall into the trap of templated responses that sound very computerized instead of sounding very human.
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Distributors are About to Get Commoditized

Nearly every product you sell will soon be readily available, online, from other sellers who can deliver quickly, too.
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Neutralizing the Amazon Threat

Amazon Business is thriving — but it’s also vulnerable.
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Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Profitability Overhaul

Cutting off underperforming customers can cause a lot of trouble for distributors.
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Online Course Focuses on Supply Chain Management

ISSA targets younger generation with blended approach to digital learning.
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MDM Classics: The Six Reasons for Strategy Failure

Too many companies fail to recognize change quickly enough.
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Control the Things You Can in 2019, Starting with Talent

Tariffs, Amazon and talent – which of these three do you have the most control over in 2019?
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MDM Classics: Grainger’s Pricing Woes

In this blog series, MDM will periodically mine its archives to bring you insights from some of our most popular Premium articles.
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