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Distribution Technology

Learn how distributors are adopting technology tools to improve productivity and increase sales.

Wolseley Slows IT Project, Following General Trends

Recent survey found distributors may be interested in smaller IT investments right now.
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A Practical Approach to Twitter for Distributors

Businesses have recently used the medium for communicating about Web site crashes or delivery delays.
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The Challenge in Using Twitter in Customer Service

More businesses are using the tool to communicate with customers, but before jumping in, find out if the medium is right for you.
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Grainger's Revamped Web site

The changes - apparently coming soon - are part of Grainger's overall investment in e-commerce, which is a fast-growing part of the distributor's business.
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Study Questions Whether Cutting Back on Tech Investment Now is the Right Move

With the timeline for economic recovery still uncertain, distributors and manufacturers are still looking for ways to cut costs, according to RSM McGladrey's fourth annual Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution National Survey. But those cuts may ...
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How Sysco Uses Technology to Manage Its Complex Supply Chain

A recent article from Fortune Magazine looks at how foodservice distributor Sysco uses technology to manage its shipments internally and externally - schools, stadiums, assisted-living facilities, and more - if the venue serves food, chances ...
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MDM Launches Group on LinkedIn

Modern Distribution Management has launched a group on the popular business networking Web site, LinkedIn. Join "Modern Distribution Management's Independent Distributor Network" by clicking here. The group is open to distribution and supply chain professionals, manufacturers ...
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Pushing Ahead With a Warehouse Management System

In a survey for our recent special report, "The State of the Distribution Software Industry," available here, we found that many distributors are continuing to invest in warehouse and inventory management software applications. Particularly now, ...
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Trends in Business Technology for 2009

A distribution-specific report. Businesses in every industry are looking to automate more processes and use more productivity-based tools. E-commerce is becoming more common; however in the distribution world, more larger distributors than smaller have taken ...
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Study: Supply Chain Technology Market to Grow 7% Annually in Next 5 Years

AMR Research has released a study that estimates the supply chain management technology market will grow 7% annually for the next five years, despite current economic conditions. The market is currently at $6.5 billion. AMR ...
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