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With the election of Donald Trump, business as usual in Washington, DC, has been disrupted – as promised – but how will it affect distributors?

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This month we feature a transcript of the MDM Webcast "2015 Industry Outlook," which looks at five fearless trends for distribution in 2015, featuring Thomas P. Gale, Publisher, Modern Distribution Management; David J. Manthey, Senior Research Analyst, Industrial Distribution Services, Robert W. Baird & Co.; Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier, Editor, Modern Distribution Management; and Ranga Bodla, Wholesale Distribution Industry Lead, NetSuite.

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2015

This article, based on the 2014 MDM Industry Outlook Survey, outlines and analyzes key trends and issues affecting how distributors will do business in 2015.

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  • E-commerce and other technology challenges.
  • Finding and training "qualified workers."
  • Port slowdown causing inventory management disruptions.

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chemical-labeling

New rules regarding labeling and hazard communications for chemicals will go into effect over the next year, but many questions remain on what the rules mean for distributors. This article examines the new requirements and provides tips for ensuring compliance.

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  • Problems associated with new rules
  • The new standardized pictogram for labels
  • Tips to overcoming key challenges

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