We chat with Dee Merriwether, CFO of Grainger, which took the top spot on MDM’s Top 2022 Industrial Distributors list. Our conversation covers the MRO giant’s risk mitigation, pricing strategy, how analytics have shaped its digital offerings and more.
At 19, Bearing Service, Inc. President Doug Savage unexpectedly took over the distribution company his grandfather started. In a new MDM podcast, Savage talks about his passion for education, his early adoption of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, the opportunities for independent distributors ahead and his many leadership roles across a 47-year career.
Amid digital expansion, many distributors grew apart from customers during the pandemic. Fastenal did the opposite. In a new MDM Podcast, Mike Hockett and Dan Florness discuss how the company continues to grow closer to its customers.
Distribution leaders have played a mostly reactive role as conduits for products and services — but more are now taking on proactive approaches as facilitators and value creators. In a new MDM podcast, Tom Gale and Dirk Beveridge talk about how evolving leadership dynamics are changing the industry.
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