The 2020 Mid-Year Economic Update_long

April 10 2020

Getting the Most Out of Remote and Reconfigured Work

Volume:

50

Issue:

7

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

We all have an impossible task on our plates, to manage through a crisis the global scale of which has never been seen before. The COVID-19 coronavirus may be novel, but distributors deal with disruption on a daily basis. In this issue of Premium, we provide several tools to help you through the upheaval. For example, you’ll read about how to keep your network safe with so many employees working remotely and how to make the most of reconfigured work environments in the wake of COVID-19. Additionally, Zoro President Kevin Weadick provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Zoro works with other distributors to run its e-commerce marketplace, and shares how his company is equipped to operate during the pandemic.

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Freelancer works on a laptop in the home office. Business work on laptop

To promote the best possible work environment while helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, experts recommend distributors:

  • Prioritize regular and consistent staff communication using a system that employees are already familiar with.
  • Know the bandwidth of your work-from-home staffers’ technology and adjust accordingly.
  • To keep employees who can’t work from home safe, consider splitting them into teams and scheduling them to work at different times.
  • Discourage the spread of the virus by periodically checking with your staff about their health and encouraging them to stay home if they are sick.  
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This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management.

We all have an impossible task on our plates, to manage through a crisis the global scale of which has never been seen before. The COVID-19 coronavirus may be novel, but distributors deal with disruption on a daily basis. In this issue of Premium, we provide several tools to help you through the upheaval. For example, you’ll read about how to keep your network safe with so many employees working remotely and how to make the most of reconfigured work environments in the wake of COVID-19. Additionally, Zoro President Kevin Weadick provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Zoro works with other distributors to run its e-commerce marketplace, and shares how his company is equipped to operate during the pandemic.

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

Freelancer works on a laptop in the home office. Business work on laptop

To promote the best possible work environment while helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, experts recommend distributors:

  • Prioritize regular and consistent staff communication using a system that employees are already familiar with.
  • Know the bandwidth of your work-from-home staffers’ technology and adjust accordingly.
  • To keep employees who can’t work from home safe, consider splitting them into teams and scheduling them to work at different times.
  • Discourage the spread of the virus by periodically checking with your staff about their health and encouraging them to stay home if they are sick.