Sharing POS Data: An Exercise in Trust
This article, part 1 in a series, examines the hurdles to a broader acceptance of customer data-sharing in independent distribution channels and how those hurdles may be holding channel partners back from higher profitability due to greater transparency.
Based on MDM surveys and interviews, just a small percentage of distributors and manufacturers across sectors are experiencing significant competitive advantage and market insight as a result of sharing point-of-sale data.
Two-thirds of distributors in a recent MDM survey said they share POS data with at least some of their suppliers. Of those that do share data, ...