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MDM Premium: August 25, 2019

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August 25, 2019 - Special Issue: Market Leaders & Top Distributors List

Volume: 49
Edition: 16
To download this issue in PDF, scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Download This Issue in PDF." Need help? Email us at info@mdm.com.

Features

Digital Disrupters Create Shifts in 2019 Top Industrial Distributors List

Deeply fragmented nature of the markets still bodes well for traditional large distributors and for smaller, agile specialists.
Distinct niches served by strong value propositions developed over decades have created a lot of value — and revenue — that digital can’t displace. Subscribers should log-in below to read this article.
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Commentary: Market Leading Strategies for 2020

This is the 10th year we have ranked the top distributors, and this year includes more than 150 companies across 15 product categories.
This is the 10th year we have ranked the top distributors, and this year includes more than 150 companies across 15 product categories. While it’s easy to focus on the explosive growth of Amazon Business, MDM's ...
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MSC: The Hub of a Community

MSC Industrial invests in being more to customers than a reliable spot-buy resource.
Through its Better MRO and MRO Go initiatives, MSC is working to be a consistent source of materials as well as innovation and cost-saving solutions for its customers — building a growing sense of loyalty ...
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Global Industrial: Full Speed Ahead

Strategy: Capitalize on tenured talent to lift the business to the next level of technical innovation and customer satisfaction.
Committed to leveraging the experience and industry knowledge of its employee base, this industrial distributor continues to grow customer loyalty through ongoing investments in its private label products, accelerated category expansions and more. Subscribers should ...
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Graybar Taps Spirit of Innovation in Digital Transformation

This 150-year-old company is committed to being a digital innovation leader.
CEO Kathy Mazzarella draws on the distributor’s distinguished track record of being at the forefront of change and technological advancement to promote employee-led innovation efforts that are creating new pathways to strengthen customer connections and ...
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Vallen Distribution Produces Customer Savings with Integrated Solutions

Assisting the customer in multiple phases of business is designed to strengthen the company’s value proposition.
The indirect industrial supply distributor aims to be a one-stop shop with fully integrated procurement and material management programs. Subscribers should log-in below to read this article.
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Johnstone Supply Focuses on Efficiency

A cooperative business model allows the distributor to draw best practices from its 100 member companies to streamline internal operations.
Contractors can take an online training course offered by Johnstone or participate in training labs at several dozen locations across the country. It’s all part of the company’s plan to empower its partners, both internally ...
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Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: June 2019

Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in June 2019
Wholesale revenues, inventories and ratios from June 2019.
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MDM Industrial Inflation Index: July 2019

MDM's Industrial Inflation Index measures a cross-section of industrial supplies
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. ...
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News Digest 4916

News Briefs from August 11 - August 25, 2019
MDM's top news briefs from News briefs from August 11 - August 25, 2019.
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Download this Issue in PDF: August 25, 2019

This is the PDF of this issue of Modern Distribution Management. Table of Contents: Digital Disrupters Create Shifts in 2019 Top Industrial Distributors List Commentary: Market Leading Strategies for 2020 MSC: The Hub of a ...
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