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We’re excited about the stories we’re featuring in our Spring edition:
Spring 2017 (Volume 9)*
Marketing best practices for distributors and manufacturers
What do contractors want from their distributors?
From tradeshows and newsletters to BBQs and websites, what marketing best practices are Canada’s distributors and manufacturers employing right now, and what makes them great?
Distributors generally feel pretty confident they are providing their customers exactly what the customers want... but are they? What more can they do to keep customers loyal, and away from the big boxes and online retailers?Disruptive Tech
There are a ton of technology advances coming out of the labs of our global village. Which ones, if any, have the potential to kick the legs out from under your business model?Data synchronization
Photos, specs, pricing, etc... will distributors and manufacturers ever be on the same page?Investments in sustainability and competitiveness
We look at Canadian manufacturers who invest in their systems and processes for greater competitiveness and overall sustainability.Health & benefits plans
Part of any good employee retention strategy is its drug plan. Have you structured yours well so you get the best deal and offer the sweetest package for retaining employees?Optimizing your warehouse for peak efficiency
CASE STUDY: Werner Electric Supply’s state-of-the-art distribution centre in Appleton, Wisconsin., sports a custom pick module, warehouse design and management system that promises a competitive advantage.
* Bonus Distribution: Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) annual conference (Spring 2017).
* Affiliated Distributors North American Meeting, Electrical Supply Division (Fall 2017).
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* Subject to change without notice