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James Dorn of the Dorn Group joins MDM’s Tom Gale to discuss ‘shoring’ opportunities and strategic implications for distributors. The industry is moving from digital-defining seamless service to a broader supply chain transformation that mitigates risk for customers by creating better transparency and deeper engagement.
Disruptive market conditions breed opportunity. In this episode, IRCG’s Mike Marks and MDM’s Tom Gale look past the horizon at the larger macrotrends shaping growth opportunities for distributors over the next several years – electrification,...
Disruptive market conditions breed opportunity. In this episode, IRCG’s Mike Marks and MDM’s Tom Gale look past the horizon at the larger macrotrends shaping growth opportunities for distributors over the next several years: electrification, infrastructure, energy transition, sustainability and demographic shifts.
As we look to 2023, the economy is top of mind. Distributors that invest in tools and technology to streamline sales and distribution processes will see an increase in employee productivity and will have a distinct advantage over their competition. This webcast will look at ways distributors can accelerate their path to productivity and explore the "Why" of streamlined efficient processes; enhance the "Total Experience" for both buyers and sellers; and upgrade systems to take advantage of most recent innovations.
Acquisitions and technology investments remain viable ways for distributors to bet on themselves to outperform competitors, but they aren't the only options available. Here, Mike Hockett outlines those and other investments worth particular consideration ahead of a forecasted economic slowdown.
The content at PTDA’s Annual Summit in late October went heavy on recruiting and retaining best practices. Editor Mike Hockett chatted with association CEO Ann Arnott to discuss key takeaways from the event, which included the non-traditional...
Buy-Sell Insights from Distribution Insiders | Learn the latest on market dynamics, successful deal execution, valuation factors and more from the most seasoned M&A dealmakers in distribution. You won’t get a better pulse of what’s happening on the front lines of distribution M&A than in these eight hours of high-level insight and guidance.
The content at PTDA’s Annual Summit in late October went heavy on recruiting and retaining best practices. Here, Mike Hockett chats with association CEO Ann Arnott to discuss key takeaways from the event, which included the nontraditional methods distributors can leverage to find and keep needed staff in a time when labor is hard to come by.
The end customer increasingly desires to buy from you like they do in their everyday personal life. If you aren’t rewriting your strategy to meet the needs of the self-service customer, you are in danger of falling behind.
When markets soften, surprises tend to be of the negative variety. But downturns can also open up opportunities to strengthen key supplier partnerships. MDM’s Tom Gale and IRCG’s Mike Marks talk about the key performance indicators in supplier...

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