The distribution industry is changing, with new players and technologies that will shape how you compete and sell. Stay ahead of your competitors with this regular series from Modern Distribution Management, and learn the trends and strategies that will keep you in the lead for the long haul.
May 20, 2019: Mark Dancer of the Network for Channel Innovation talks with Tom Gale about the challenges distributors are addressing as they undertake digital transformation programs. As author of the upcoming edition of the Facing the Forces of Change report series published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, Mark has been in research mode for more than a year and shares some that insight in this edition.
June 11, 2019: Justin King of B2X Partners talks about how change management is one of the biggest challenges of any digital transformation project and the critical need to build digital experiences that are customer-first oriented. He also addresses how to leverage the knowledge and expertise in an organization to create better online experiences that drive revenue.
April 21, 2019: Update on Lawson's transformation journey. Four years after transitioning its sales and digital models, Lawson Products President and CEO Michael DeCata gives MDM's Tom Gale a progress report on the company's service-intensive approach and talks about its SAP implementation, salesforce transformation and its unique go-to-market model.
Episode 7: Interview with Kirk Zehnder, CEO of Earnest Machine
This 72-year-old fastener distribution company out of Cleveland disrupted its outside sales model, creating a team-based sales department structure that had an immediate impact on culture and revenue.