Industrial vending machines not only offer customers the opportunity to provide safety and PPE, but also help track employee compliance during times of heightened risk.
Identify strengths and weaknesses across three business sectors — process, technology and people — to improve ongoing company performance.
Managers who prioritize strengthening the emotional intelligence skills of their sales team, such as empathy, find customers feel more connected and are more likely to share pain points that lead to purchases.
What does the new normal look like in a socially distanced business environment? MDM examines what’s on the horizon for both strategic and financial deals, as well as for prospective buyers and sellers, in a world still dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Mergers and acquisitions among distributors and manufacturers picked up last month after an especially slow April and May, due to concerns over the coronavirus.
During the past few months, lighting distributor Bulbs.com pivoted to a new customer segment yet also leaned on such core beliefs as strong marketing and data to sustain its business during the pandemic. CEO Mike Connors shared some of the companys COVID-19 playbook.
In a recent MDM webcast, Navigating the New Now as a Distributor, Epicors Emma Vas and Mark Jensen discussed key trends that are emerging to help distribution companies thrive. Distributors are finding ways to boost revenue, negotiate supplier relationships, optimize inventory and streamline social distancing.
More than 13,000 health care and 7,000 government organizations have purchased PPE and other supplies through COVID-19 Supplies site on Amazon Business.
The company has more than 1.7 million products in the commercial and industrial space, including medical and healthcare. Beginning in late April, Global Industrial started to pack an R3 Program Guide in with all shipped orders. It is also available at globalindustrial.com/r3.
Recent economic reports show upward momentum for the overall U.S. economy and the wholesale distribution industry in particular, but not all data points paint a rosy picture, indicating recovery will be a slog.