First Quarter 2012 MDM-Baird Survey Out This Week

We invite our readers to participate in this valuable benchmarking tool.

It's time again for the MDM-Baird Distribution Benchmarking Survey in partnership with Robert W. Baird & Co., covering key indicators for the first quarter 2012. If you have participated in this survey in the past over the past year, thank you! We hope you will continue to participate and find the data valuable for your planning this year.

This survey provides our readers with quantitative and qualitative data they can use to benchmark and plan for the next quarter. When you participate, you receive a comprehensive summary, including respondents’ first-quarter results and next-quarter expectations for:

  • Revenue
  • Gross margins
  • Pricing
  • Inventory levels

The data is divided out by 18 subsectors, including building materials, cutting tools, datacomm, electrical, fasteners, jan-san, HVAC, plumbing, MRO, rental equipment and more. Our partners at Baird also provide you with comments from respondents across major sectors on current conditions in those sectors.

If you have not yet taken part – the first-quarter survey will be sent out on Wednesday, March 21 – I encourage you to do so. The survey and the results we send you are absolutely free. Not on our email list? Sign-up here and you will receive the next survey request. 

We at MDM use the data and comments collected in the survey to stay on top of trends and issues our readers are facing on a quarterly basis. Your answers remain anonymous.

Again, you’ll be receiving a notice to participate this week in the survey. Thank you in advance!

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