James Dorn and Tom Gale discuss distributors’ use of data analytics to inform profitability decisions in the year ahead, which figures to involve more strategy as firms can't lean on inflation.
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In this conversation, James Dorn and Tom Gale look at the bigger picture of data analytics in distribution, the stages of competency, building blocks and ways organizations are building world-class capability.