Strategic Guidance for Distributors in the Face of Disruption
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It is increasingly important for distributors to add value and differentiate themselves from the competition. Peter Neuberger, CEO of United Performance Metals, shared with DSG how to be intentional and disciplined about the value-added services you provide to optimize the benefit they have for your business. (more…)
Distribution Strategy Group conducted a survey and other primary research about how distributors anticipate ongoing, rapidly changing technologies will affect them, and how and where they plan to adopt new technologies.
John Schweig, Chairman of the Board at BlackHawk Industrial and Operating Partner at private equity firm Snow Phipps, joined hosts Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein for a peek under the covers of how these firms evaluate distributors, from people and processes to market opportunities.
Don’t miss the most entertaining hour in distribution, hosted by industry veterans Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein, Ph.D. More of an informative talk show than the typical “death by PowerPoint” webinar, Jonathan and Ian tackle the toughest issues in distribution, with no holds barred. Join the live recording via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. PT/Noon ET.
The Wholesale Change Show
More of an informative talk show than the typical “death by PowerPoint” webinar, industry veterans Jonathan Bein and Ian Heller tackle the toughest issues in distribution, with no holds barred.
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June 23: How Gustave Larson Helps Their Customers Succeed
This post previews some of the key findings in the first report based on our research for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors into how distributors can take strategic action in response to disruption. Download the report now. (more…)
In our recent State of Technology in Distribution survey, we evaluated the core technologies, platforms and products used by distributors to manage their business including sales and marketing, internal operations and financial management.
In our regular quarterly checkup, Wholesale Change hosts Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein dug into public distributors’ earnings reports from Home Depot, Fastenal, CDW, Beacon and more.
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The paradox of leaders in new roles is that the lessons they learned in their last jobs are often irrelevant in their new jobs – but they apply them anyway.
Peter Jackson, CEO of Miller Industrial Supply, came up in the world of consumer marketing and design before breaking into industrial distribution when he bought Miller Industrial – a 100-year-old MRO and hardware distributor based in the Chicago area – in 2018. Although he’s a newcomer to the distribution industry, he brings ringing endorsements from…
In this episode Peter Neuberger, President and CEO of United Performance Metals, joined Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein to talk about how the distributor has built a successful value-added services model in the highly commoditized metals service center industry.
When the ROI of marketing automation isn’t what you expect, don’t retreat to a basic email package. Before you go, get honest about whether you really gave marketing automation a chance.