“Thriving in a Connected World” Webcast and Industry Trends Study

Join the National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors (NAW) Institute for Distribution Excellence and SAP on Wednesday, March 5, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST, for a free live webcast, “Thriving in a Connected World,” based on the newly released industry trends study, Facing the Forces of Change®: Reimagining Distribution in a Connected World. Click here to register.

Developments in the areas of mobility, eCommerce and social networking are creating exciting opportunities for individuals and businesses to connect and collaborate. Leading companies are harnessing these technologies to a) transform their value proposition, b) connect and collaborate with supply chain partners and c) innovate the customer experience. However, factors such as the rapid pace of technology change, the number of decisions and options and the complexity of the organizational and strategic implications can be daunting. Many wholesale distribution executives are struggling to embrace these developments despite a stated aspiration among CEOs to leverage IT as a competitive weapon.

On this webcast, Guy Blissett, author of Facing the Forces of Change®: Reimagining Distribution in a Connected World, will summarize the key research findings and messages around mobility, eCommerce and social networking from this latest report. This will include putting these technologies individually and collectively into context for distributors. Executives from distributors in three different lines of business will then share their activities and perspectives in these areas. Following that will be a discussion with three leading distributors.

Facing the Forces of Change®: Reimagining Distribution in a Connected World, the brand-new trends study is the 10th edition in a series recognized over the last 30-plus years as the finest research to look at the future of wholesale distribution. IAPD members are eligible for a discount. Quantity discounts apply when ordering two or more copies. Click here to order the study.


 

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