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November 25 2017

Amazon Gets Down to Business

Volume:

47

Issue:

22

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AmazonBusiness

Amazon has rapidly built the competencies needed to master B2B distribution the way it mastered the online bookstore. This article, the second in a three-part series, looks at the rise of Amazon Business formerly AmazonSupply and why it presents a clear threat to todays distributor.

This article includes:

  • An increasingly digital market
  • Amazons customer obsession
  • Whats next?

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Counterfeit Authentic Magnified
Knock-off products are found everywhere, from watches and handbags to bearings, electrical products and construction materials. The effects of counterfeit products go beyond lost revenues and the misappropriated use of anothers trademark. This article examines the scope of the current counterfeit market in distribution and what can be done to protect you, your channel partners and the products you sell.

This article includes:

  • Financial impact
  • Safety and environmental impact
  • Customer impact

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  • Millennials in Distribution: ‘No Magic’ in US LUMBER’s Strategy
  • Endgame Strategy: A Must for Distributors
  • Grainger’s Pricing Initiative, pt 2: The Quest for Optimization

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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  • Distribution M&A Playbook, pt. 3: Integration Best Practices
  • Grainger’s Pricing Initiative, pt 2: The Quest for Optimization
  • Commentary: Harvey’s Stark Reminder on Disaster Planning

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

Table of Contents:

  • Amazon Gets Down to Business
  • Commentary: Amazon Attacks Industries, Not Companies
  • How to Protect Against Counterfeiting
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: October 2017
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: September 2017
  • MDM News Digest 4722

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AmazonBusiness

Amazon has rapidly built the competencies needed to master B2B distribution the way it mastered the online bookstore. This article, the second in a three-part series, looks at the rise of Amazon Business formerly AmazonSupply and why it presents a clear threat to todays distributor.

This article includes:

  • An increasingly digital market
  • Amazons customer obsession
  • Whats next?

Subscribers should log-in below to read this article.

Not a subscriber? Subscribe below or learn more. This article is available for purchase as a special report.

Counterfeit Authentic Magnified
Knock-off products are found everywhere, from watches and handbags to bearings, electrical products and construction materials. The effects of counterfeit products go beyond lost revenues and the misappropriated use of anothers trademark. This article examines the scope of the current counterfeit market in distribution and what can be done to protect you, your channel partners and the products you sell.

This article includes:

  • Financial impact
  • Safety and environmental impact
  • Customer impact

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:

  • Millennials in Distribution: ‘No Magic’ in US LUMBER’s Strategy
  • Endgame Strategy: A Must for Distributors
  • Grainger’s Pricing Initiative, pt 2: The Quest for Optimization

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:

  • Distribution M&A Playbook, pt. 3: Integration Best Practices
  • Grainger’s Pricing Initiative, pt 2: The Quest for Optimization
  • Commentary: Harvey’s Stark Reminder on Disaster Planning

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

Table of Contents:

  • Amazon Gets Down to Business
  • Commentary: Amazon Attacks Industries, Not Companies
  • How to Protect Against Counterfeiting
  • MDM Industrial Inflation Index: October 2017
  • Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: September 2017
  • MDM News Digest 4722

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