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The distribution industry is due for a remodel. What has worked for decades still works, but it is far less ef­fective now for businesses that want to grow. MDM’s team has identified key areas to focus on in 2016 to build the adaptive model that changing market condi­tions require.

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  • Invest or Die
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Building a better supply chain is critical for a successful 2016 Distribution Remodel. This article shows why distributors who havent focused on improving supply chain functions should begin investing resources now in hopes of remaining competitive and avoiding obsolescence.

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  • The threat of Amazonification
  • Benefits of a better supply chain
  • Processes & technology to invest in

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  • 2016 Distribution Remodel: Invest or Die
  • Predictable Supply Chain Disruptions Abound
  • Distributors Seeking 'Lean' Supply Chain
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Master distributors can help boost company efficiency while lowering costs.

Distributors looking to balance renewed focus on their core with meeting customer demand to provide more are turning to master distributors to achieve that end. This article looks at how the role of master distributors has evolved and the additional roles they now play for traditional distributors.

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  • How distributors use masters
  • Additional benefits master distributors provide
  • How masters are elevating their traditional role

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  • Distributors Adapt to More Sophisticated Supply Chain
  • Integrated Supplys Next Phase
  • Industry 4.0: Technology-Driven Change

Distributors can benefit from rethinking how they do business. And General Motor's investment in Lyft provides a few timely lessons on this.

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Integrated

For more than a quarter of a century, MDM has covered the complex and changing landscape of integrated supply in distribution. This article, an update to the 2010 report, shows distributors the value of offering integrated supply while outlining the challenges they must overcome.

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  • Key elements of integration
  • The maturing model of integrated supply
  • How technology is improving integration

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  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • AD Tackles E-Commerce Monster
  • 2015 State of Distributor Marketing: Effective Strategy Solves Challenges
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Federal government to send a mediator to move stalled negotiations forward.

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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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  • 7 Key Investments to Grow Online Revenue
  • Manufacturings Millennial Dilemma
  • Deadline for Chemical Label Changes Looms

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