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The Capability Tool Kit for Distributors to Define and Differentiate Service Levels

To create a margin-friendly customer service model, examine your firm’s capabilities and responsiveness.

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Research & Analytics

HARDI Distributors Report 10.2% Revenue Decline in May

The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through May 2020 is 0.4%.

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Operations

Beyond Electrical: WESCO-Anixter Deal Will Resonate Across All Channels

WESCO International Inc.’s $4.5 billion acquisition of Anixter International Inc. will have repercussions across all distribution channels — not just electrical — according to the panel on last week’s MDM Live.

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Research & Analytics

Advance Report: New Orders for Durable Goods Grew 15.8% in May

New orders for manufactured durable goods in May increased $26.6 billion or 15.8% to $194.4 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This increase in ...

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Leadership

TTI Appoints John Drabik to Vice President

TTI Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a distributor of electronic components, on Friday announced industry veteran John Drabik will join the company as vice president in ...

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Research & Analytics

First-Quarter U.S. GDP Down 5% According to Third Estimate

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 5 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to the “third” estimate released Thursday ...

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Research & Analytics

IRCG’s Weekly Pandemic Revenue Index Declines Again

Indian River Consulting Group’s (IRCG) weekly Pandemic Revenue Index for the work week of June 15-19 indicated an 5.7% decrease compared with the same week ...

ZSi-Foster Acquires Hydra-Zorb
Operations

ZSi-Foster Completes Acquisition of Hydra-Zorb

ZSi-Foster Inc., an Ideal Tridon company, announced Thursday that it has completed the acquisition of Hydra-Zorb Co. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...

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Strategy

Anixter & WESCO Deal Will Change Electrical Distribution Landscape

Three channels that will feel the biggest impact from WESCO’s June 22 acquisition of Anixter.

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