Sales volume differentiation, individual sales target assignment and adjustment of measurement and pay periods are all critical in the effort to properly align pay in today’s environment, says consultant Andrew Horvath.
This issue of MDM Premium features our annual Market Leaders listings of the top distributors in the U.S. See the rankings in key categories, and learn how several of the ranked companies put themselves in a strong market position in 2019 that has fared them well throughout the disruption of 2020.
The 2019 revenue statistics in MDM's 2020 Market Leaders top distributors lists are going to serve as an important benchmark while wholesale distribution recovers from COVID-19.
Digital offering for customers is one of the four levers that distributors can pull to help them take share during the pandemic — or amid any disruption.
The B2B market is looking for better e-commerce tools and a wider product assortment. Applico’s Alex Moazed outlines three avenues for distributors to meet customer needs and achieve channel enablement in the process.
But industrial distributor also sees headcount continue to decline and the number of “selling personnel” is down nearly 10% compared to the same time last year.
Let the computer do some of the work by conducting a virtual pilot to sanity test your plans before you make changes in real-time and risk making a mistake, says consultant Robert Sabath.
The B2B distribution business has been adjusting to the new mask-to-mask business environment by changing how distributors handle inventory, deliver products and communicate with customers. The most difficult adjustment has been letting go of the old sales coverage plan.