Distribution EDGEucation
Distribution EDGEucation February 2010
In This Brief
What are the Top 3 Organizational or Operational Issues when Implementing a Pricing Optimization Strategy?
Don't Just Cut Waste: Create Value
Test Your Catalog's Effectiveness
TUG U2U 2010

The User Group has just announced the dates for TUG 2010 U2U. Special Interest Groups will hold meetings on Tuesday April 20, and the TUG 2010 U2U Conference will be held Wednesday April 21 - Friday April 23. The conference will take place at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO.

More details about the conference and registration to follow.

2010 Economic Outlook for Wholesale Distributors
Dr. Adam Fein recently released a free report entitled, "2010 Economic Outlook for Wholesale Distributors." This report will provide an influential first look at how the economic, sales, and inventory trends are shaping up for wholesale distributors in 2010.

Based on the latest quarterly data, you'll learn:

  · The macroeconomic outlook
     for 2010
  · Forecasts for key wholesale
     distribution end markets
  · 2010 sales forecasts for the
     19 major wholesale 
     distribution business sectors


Download your free copy courtesy of IBM now.

Greetings!Distributor's EDGE Logo

Big news: TUG U2U 2010 is April 21-23 at the beautiful Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Bigger news: Jammin' with Grant sessions will be back starting Wednesday March 24!! This year's theme-- Getting More Out of Your SX.e Investment!"

With the Winter Olympics to distract us, February will no doubt fly by, so earn your Gold Medal in distribution with these educational articles. And if you missed his webinar in November, download a free copy of Dr. Adam Fein's 2010 Economic Outlook for Wholesale Distributors.

Enjoy the DE brief, and contact us with any questions.

Cheers,
The DE Team
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What are the Top 3 Organizational or Operational Issues when Implementing a Pricing Optimization Strategy?
epaCUBE's Randy Hughes is a true Pricing Optimization expert, and in this blog post, he discusses the possible setbacks when implementing a new strategy.

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Don't Just Cut Waste: Create Value
Modern Distribution Management's Rick Harris argues the importance of communication, not price, when trying to increase the bottom line in the not-so-good times. Start with your inventory, but make sure you are looking in the right place.

Read complete article.

Test Your Catalog's Effectiveness
The Multichannel Merchant's Lois Brayfield recognizes the large investment you make in your catalog, so she wants to help you reach your goal: tap customers on the shoulder and drive a sale no matter the channel.

Read complete article.

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