Distribution EDGEucation
Distribution EDGEucation September 2009
In This Brief
Are you a distributor or a collector?
Making the Most Customer Relationships
Time to Start Planning for Growth Again
A Guide to Selecting the Right ERP Solution
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Four Distribution Strategies for Extending ERP to Boost Business Performance
Download this white paper to learn how to maximize the functionality of your existing ERP solution.

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Upcoming Events
September 15-17, 2009
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Free Online User Conference: Exchange Online 2009 Presented by Progress Software

September 30 - October 1, 2009
All Day
Seminar: Optimizing Distributor Profitability
College Station, Texas

October 20-21, 2009
All Day
Virtual Inforum 2009
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We can't believe summer is technically over. Hopefully you had an opportunity to relax and refresh at some point over the last few months. As we enter the fall, we are quickly approaching the end of the year. Below, find some articles we really enjoyed. We think they will help you position yourself for growth as we near Q4.

Best,
The DE Team
Are you a distributor or a collector?
The Wholesaler's Inventory Management Specialist, Jason Bader, breaks down the difference between distributors who are sales dominated versus those who are sales oriented. Which are you? Read the complete article to find out.
Making the Most Customer Relationships
Texas A&M University's Distribution Expert, Dr. F Barry Lawrence, presents a new study on sales and marketing optimization. Use the findings to help your sales reps focus on the "right" business. Read complete article.
Time to Start Planning for Growth Again
Dr. Adam J. Fein's latest blog post brings positive news-- it is time to start planning for growth again. Read the complete article, and visit the Distribution Trends blog for more from Dr. Fein.
Infor MyDay Recognized by Manufacturing Business Technology's Innovation Insight Awards
Manufacturing Business Technology unveiled its July/August issue, a special issue featuring the 2009 MBT Innovation Insight Awards. Infor MyDay was recognized as one of MBT's award winners in this year's "highly competitive" selection process. Infor MyDay was nominated in the "Most Innovative Product By A Vendor" category and proudly took third place.

Read the complete article. Please note: the Innovation Insight Awards begin on page 14, with Infor MyDay on page 21.
Additional Articles
Check out the News Section of www.DistributorsEDGE.com daily to find more distribution centric articles and upcoming events.