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July 10 2015

Disruptions, Offshoring & Mid-Year Economic Update

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45

Issue:

13

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Unpredictable supply chain disruptions such as natural disasters and labor disputes garner the biggest headlines, but the predictable disruption of a channel partner changing its business system can cause some of the biggest headaches. Despite a potential for upheaval, distributors and manufacturers can take strategic precautions to minimize problems.

This article includes:

  • How to assess the problem
  • Solutions for minimizing predictable disruptions
  • Supply chain strategies for success

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  • Distributors Seeking 'Lean' Supply Chain
  • Case Study: The Disruptive Holiday
  • MDM Interview: Redefining Competitive Advantage

Plan for disruptions such as warehouse relocation, inclement weather and labor disputes.

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  • Strategic Options for Shipping Efficiency
  • Case Study: The Disruptive Holiday
  • Distributors Adapt to More Sophisticated Supply Chain
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The U.S. economy has entered a slow growth environment, where 3 to 4 percent GDP growth is likely a thing of the past. And although employment is increasing year-over-year, it still has not rebounded to prerecession levels in some areas.

This article is a summary of the MDM Webcast: The 2015 Mid-Year Economic Update.

This article includes:

  • An overview of the current state of the U.S. economy
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: April 2015
  • Distribution industry specific area of concern

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  • Good News, Bad News for U.S. Economy
  • Case Study: The Disruptive Holiday
  • Brighter Days Ahead for Oil & Gas?
ChooseEcommerce

Reasoning for and consequences of not investing in e-commerce.

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  • Distributors Embrace, Expand Online Customer Base
  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2: Integrate or Stagnate
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The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of plastics products by end user in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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  • MDM-Baird Distribution Survey: Growth Exceeds Expectations
  • Market Analysis: Welding Gases & Equipment Consumption in North America
  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth
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This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

Table of Contents:

  • Preventing Predictable Disruptions
  • Commentary: Refocus on the Foundation
  • Predictable Supply Chain Disruptions Abound
  • Breakout Year May Never Come
  • The Cost of Not Providing E-Commerce
  • Offshoring Debate Continues in Wake of Productivity Study
  • Market Analysis: Plastics Consumption in North America
  • News Digest

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Unpredictable supply chain disruptions such as natural disasters and labor disputes garner the biggest headlines, but the predictable disruption of a channel partner changing its business system can cause some of the biggest headaches. Despite a potential for upheaval, distributors and manufacturers can take strategic precautions to minimize problems.

This article includes:

  • How to assess the problem
  • Solutions for minimizing predictable disruptions
  • Supply chain strategies for success

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:

  • Distributors Seeking 'Lean' Supply Chain
  • Case Study: The Disruptive Holiday
  • MDM Interview: Redefining Competitive Advantage

Plan for disruptions such as warehouse relocation, inclement weather and labor disputes.

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:

  • Strategic Options for Shipping Efficiency
  • Case Study: The Disruptive Holiday
  • Distributors Adapt to More Sophisticated Supply Chain
Epicor-logo-thumb

The U.S. economy has entered a slow growth environment, where 3 to 4 percent GDP growth is likely a thing of the past. And although employment is increasing year-over-year, it still has not rebounded to prerecession levels in some areas.

This article is a summary of the MDM Webcast: The 2015 Mid-Year Economic Update.

This article includes:

  • An overview of the current state of the U.S. economy
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: April 2015
  • Distribution industry specific area of concern

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:

  • Good News, Bad News for U.S. Economy
  • Case Study: The Disruptive Holiday
  • Brighter Days Ahead for Oil & Gas?
ChooseEcommerce

Reasoning for and consequences of not investing in e-commerce.

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:

  • Distributors Embrace, Expand Online Customer Base
  • Prioritizing Big Data
  • 2015 State of E-Commerce in Distribution, Part 2: Integrate or Stagnate
MA_plastics

The MDM Market Analysis, based on data from MDM Analytics, includes consumption of plastics products by end user in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus the top end users by 6-digit NAICS.

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-Baird Distribution Survey: Growth Exceeds Expectations
  • Market Analysis: Welding Gases & Equipment Consumption in North America
  • MDM Interview: TTI's Strategic Approach to Global Growth
4513Cover

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

Table of Contents:

  • Preventing Predictable Disruptions
  • Commentary: Refocus on the Foundation
  • Predictable Supply Chain Disruptions Abound
  • Breakout Year May Never Come
  • The Cost of Not Providing E-Commerce
  • Offshoring Debate Continues in Wake of Productivity Study
  • Market Analysis: Plastics Consumption in North America
  • News Digest

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