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

Distributors Face Challenges in Adopting Technology

Over the past two months, MDM has published several articles on the distribution software industry in its twice-monthly here. In a survey of MDM Advisor readers, about 24 percent of respondents said they plan to make ...
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HD Supply Facilities Maintenance: Switch to a New Technology Platform

What happens when a company operating on a customized legacy system sells part of the business? HD Supply Facilities Maintenance learned the answer quickly after being sold by The Home Depot last year. In a recent ...
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Some Wholesalers Go Retail Online

With already tight margins in a struggling economy, some distributors are looking for creative ways to survive, and hopefully make a dollar or two along the way. A recent article from the Wall Street Journal ...
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How United Stationers Is Using Technology to Improve Customer Relations

Recently, United Stationers Inc. held a conference call to discuss its second quarter earnings. Though the earnings themselves are interesting -sales were up 9.7%, mostly on the strength of the ORS Nasco acquisition, what was ...
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Survey: 'Surprising Number' of Companies Still Manually Processing Sales Data

A recent survey by Pembroke Consulting showed what it called a surprising number" of companies, many of which are technology providers, still using manual processes to collect, analyze and report on sales data. The survey looked ...
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Can't We All Just Collaborate?

The more you dig into technology issues in distribution, the less it seems to be about bits and bytes, and the more it is about process. That was reinforced two weeks ago at an industry ...
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