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November 25 2014

IDG's Journey to Sonepar & Creating a Culture of Innovation

Volume:

44

Issue:

22

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Adapting to the new business demands of a new generation of employees and customers requires a change in mindset, according to Dirk Beveridge, author of Innovate!: How Successful Distributors Lead Change in Disruptive Times.

This article includes:

  • The need for a culture of innovation
  • Engaging millennials in the industry
  • Bringing social media to distribution

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  • 7 Key Investments to Grow Online Revenue
  • How Leaders Can Drive Company Culture
  • Operations as a 'Lever for Innovation'

Sonepar’s acquisition of Industrial Distribution Group is, in many ways, an end mark on a 20-year timeline of industry trends, challenges and shifts, all rolled into one deal. Where shall we begin? The best place is back to the future.

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  • Disruptive Technologies: Behind the Drivers of Driverless Delivery
  • Trends Snapshot: Electrical Distribution
  • Global Competition on a Local Level

A distributor that doesn’t provide training opportunities for its work force will get left behind in today’s competitive market. But training resources abound for wholesale distributors, including online, on-demand courses, giving companies of any size the chance to continuously educate their employees.

This article includes:

  • The need for training within the industry
  • Resources available for distributors
  • Training areas where distributors are laging

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  • Making Money With Smaller Customers
  • College Recruiting Best Practices
  • Robots and Drones in Distribution

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

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  • MDM 3Q14 Pricing Trends Report
  • MDM/Baird Survey: Sales Growth Hits Two-Year High
  • The State of Analytics in Distribution
4422Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Commentary: IDG's Journey to Sonepar
  • The Critical Role of Continued Training in Distribution
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: September 2014
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: October 2014
  • News Digest

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Adapting to the new business demands of a new generation of employees and customers requires a change in mindset, according to Dirk Beveridge, author of Innovate!: How Successful Distributors Lead Change in Disruptive Times.

This article includes:

  • The need for a culture of innovation
  • Engaging millennials in the industry
  • Bringing social media to distribution

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • 7 Key Investments to Grow Online Revenue
  • How Leaders Can Drive Company Culture
  • Operations as a 'Lever for Innovation'

Sonepar’s acquisition of Industrial Distribution Group is, in many ways, an end mark on a 20-year timeline of industry trends, challenges and shifts, all rolled into one deal. Where shall we begin? The best place is back to the future.

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Disruptive Technologies: Behind the Drivers of Driverless Delivery
  • Trends Snapshot: Electrical Distribution
  • Global Competition on a Local Level

A distributor that doesn’t provide training opportunities for its work force will get left behind in today’s competitive market. But training resources abound for wholesale distributors, including online, on-demand courses, giving companies of any size the chance to continuously educate their employees.

This article includes:

  • The need for training within the industry
  • Resources available for distributors
  • Training areas where distributors are laging

Subscribers should log in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • Making Money With Smaller Customers
  • College Recruiting Best Practices
  • Robots and Drones in Distribution

Modern Distribution Management's monthly Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies.

This index includes:

  • Abrasives Products
  • Cutting Tools
  • Power Transmission Equipment
  • Fasteners
  • Valves, etc.
  • Power Tools
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Belting
  • Hand Tools
  • Misc. Metal

Subscribers should log-in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. Subscribers also have access to the following related articles:

  • MDM 3Q14 Pricing Trends Report
  • MDM/Baird Survey: Sales Growth Hits Two-Year High
  • The State of Analytics in Distribution
4422Cover

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • MDM Interview: Creating a Culture of Innovation
  • Commentary: IDG's Journey to Sonepar
  • The Critical Role of Continued Training in Distribution
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: September 2014
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: October 2014
  • News Digest

Are you a subscriber? Simply log-in to view this issue.