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The past three years of rapidly-evolving buying habits have shown distributors the high value of leveraging and analyzing customer data. But while most distributors agree that putting data into practice is important, how many are actually doing so, and how are they using it? In this free webcast, we’ll dive into the results of brand new MDM research that polled more than 110 distributors about how they are leveraging metrics and data analytics to support sales operations. Find out how your data analytics usage stacks up with that of your industry peers, and how modern tools can help distributors do more with less while making sales smarter, faster and easier.
Providing an extraordinary and sustainable buying experience needs more than just having the right product information in place. Today's buyers expect personalized and accurate product content – no matter where they are getting in touch with your products. In this webcast, you will learn how to create a comprehensive buying experience that reduces shopping cart cancellations, converts more customers and leads to incremental sales with greater efficiencies.
In this MDM Webcast, McKinsey Partners Alex Abdelnour and Kevin Sachs share their latest research on the recipe for leveraging innovation to win in distribution, including a panel discussion with executives who have successfully applied the recipe. Those who attended the 2022 MDM SHIFT Conference saw these McKinsey Partners present their research on what leaders have done to outperform in the evolving distribution landscape — a landscape characterized by below-GDP growth, increasing customer expectations, accelerating consolidation, increased disintermediation, non-traditional disruptors and tight labor markets. Companies that successfully transformed in this landscape showed an ability to deliver outsize growth while expanding margins. To achieve this, they innovated — whether in business model, service, experience, process or some combination.
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Managing data in more effective ways can yield dramatic financial results. Join MDM’s John Gunderson and Tom Gale in this free one-hour webcast as they outline the most common challenges and address ways to overcome them.
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In this MDM webcast we will outline how small distributors can build the capabilities of large distributors at a fraction of the cost, time and effort. We will review exclusive MDM market research to understand the pain points, knowledge gaps and frustrations that $100-million and below distributors face as they attempt to build digital capabilities that are comparable to those of large distributors. 
For 10 years, MDM has been the leader in providing the definitive annual listing of the largest industrial distribution companies, their executive teams and exclusive analysis of the competitive shifts taking place across more than a dozen distinct sectors across industrial and construction product channels. Download the recorded webcast to review the rankings and major market moves across more than a dozen sectors.
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After another strong year of revenue growth in 2018 for distributors, MDM is forecasting a meaningful downshift in the second half of 2019 and for the year overall. Join us to get a better picture on how distribution end markets are shaping up for the second half of the year and the major economic trends impacting distribution channels.  
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Traditional order management practices are inherently costly and inefficient, especially when it comes to the wholesale distribution industry. Fortunately, companies are learning that AI-driven automation is an effective solution to unlocking traditional order management processes.

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Companies are learning that AI-driven automation is an effective solution to unlocking the unrealized value in traditional order management processes. Join us for an educational webinar with Esker Business Development Manager, Nick Carpenter, and Esker customer Jack Jurkowski, CIO of EBP Supply Solutions, as they walk you through the digital transformation of the distribution company's order management processes.
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Too many distributors get caught in operational silos of purchasing, inventory management and sales functions; they don't fully optimize service levels while minimizing capital investment. Join us for this one-hour webcast as Brad Johnson of Building Products Distribution - Supply Chain Analytics outlines best practices for more strategic purchasing and inventory management practices.
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Wholesale distributors face unprecedented pressure from changing customer expectations, evolving competition, and the rapid development of technology. Companies that are able to address these pressures quickly have the best chance at continued success. With disruption and change inevitable, what ways can you respond to evolve your business? What areas should distributors prioritize in order to make the most impact?
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The definition of top-tier customer service has changed rapidly. Customers across every wholesale distribution sector expect an Amazon-like customer experience in 2019. Are you providing it? Join us for this free one-hour webcast as we examine the key elements distributors can leverage to engage customers more deeply.
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This 60-minute webcast analyzes the latest economic trends, emerging growth opportunities and how the competitive landscape is shifting; and how distributors and manufacturers can capitalize on all of these trends.
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As digital disruption continues to pressure traditional distribution sales channels, new value propositions are emerging to level the playing field. In this free 60-minute webcast, MDM's research team will review and analyze the results of its recent survey on how distributors are shifting priorities around technology and talent.
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Amazon Business is on track for $10B in sales in 2018 in only its third year. Leading distributors have been in the e-commerce game for years and are doubling-down to ensure they have the competitive capabilities. Learn from these juggernauts to quickly build your own powerful e-commerce value proposition. This 60-minute webcast will quickly advance your understanding of how you can close the gaps with Amazon Business and leading digital distributors.
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Join Ian Heller and Ben Johnson, President of Casey's Distributing, to hear the results of MDM's latest survey on e-commerce implementation and learn from the story of how one of North America's largest sports novelties distributors quickly built a strong e-commerce platform with integrated inventory management capability.
The use of digital technologies has to start with a vision set by each and every distributor's leader. That vision must explain how the distributor's markets are changing and how digital tools will enable the business to compete. Without a vision, distributors do not realize an adequate return on digital investments. With a vision, distributors can reach for improved business performance and competitiveness.
This year is shaping up as the strongest in many years for distributors. MDM predicts that all but two of the 19 major sectors will record revenue growth in 2018 and 2019. Overall, MDM forecasts 2018 industry revenues for the U.S. wholesale distribution sector to grow at 5.3 percent, slowing to 3.6 percent in 2019.

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