Spreading the notion that distribution isn't desirable makes it harder for companies to enact strategic changes and attract workers. It's also just not true. Here's how companies can promote their industry and win the talent war.
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In Part 2 of MDM’s two-part analysis, we explore how Zoro in the U.S. and MonotaRO in Japan are forging a new identity for smaller businesses.
MDM this year has hosted an array of guests from across the distribution industry, and many of them have reflected similar outlooks: Challenges may persist, but companies are eyeing realistic paths to growth.
In Part 1 of MDM’s two-part analysis, we outline how the distributor’s High-Touch Solutions serve larger customers with complex buying needs.
Alternate channel disruptions and supply chain crises are reforming go-to-market strategies for supply partners. Here are five more ways to go beyond traditional buyer/seller relationships and benefit both sides.
While digital channels have consumed most of the oxygen in the room, strategic B2B partnerships between distributor and manufacturer are essential today. Here are some timeless tips on five skills required to master partnering.
Companies must adapt by leveraging vision, understanding, clarity and agility to navigate the emerging business landscape and develop resilience against volatility.
Supply chain issues and other disruptions are likely to continue, but distributors who leverage data into efficient customer relationship management can succeed in 2022, Brian Friedle says in the latest MDM webcast.
An unprecedented labor situation necessitates an innovative approach to hiring. Being data-driven and developing talent strategies are among the ways employers can succeed.
A large portion of veteran sales talent is deciding now is a good time to retire. Implementing tech that reduces redundant work and delivers relevant insights is key to achieving growth.
Like a New Year’s hangover, pricing and inflation shape 2022 challenges, says the latest Baird-MDM Industrial Distribution Survey.
Enlivened by the chance to safely rub elbows with other distribution stakeholders, industry leaders met this week to discuss the future of the industry, including planning for future growth and retaining quality talent.
But there are ways distribution financial planners can build a more adaptive financial-planning process. Here’s how to reset the planning process in your business.
A smart mix of profitable products and agile procurement strengthens a distributor’s competitive position, Avnet’s Peggy Carrieres discusses in a new MDM podcast.