March 5, 2013 – This is not your father’s (or your) distribution training. Some of the US’s most respected colleges and universities are offering training in distribution sales and marketing, and once students learn about the career possibilities, they are jumping to the front of the line to sign up.
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Whenever there is a tragedy in any area of the world, thinking about the impact on business comes second to thinking about the impact on individuals. But restoring a stable business environment is one of the first steps in bringing about recovery.
Is Amazon the Next Big Thing in Distribution? Amphenol Industrial Global Operations has announced that it now offers a variety of its products on AmazonSupply.com. Amphenol is the first connector company to sell its products through the online store. The on-line offering includes products from 10 of Amphenol’s series, including Amphenol’s 97 Series, 5015, 26482 Read More >>
Competition is the primary cause for the decrease in both prices and margins. In a downturn, price competition heats up and the cannibalization of margins begins. Are distributors becoming their own worst enemies?
Sales have slowed down, but there’s no reason to panic: These numbers are acceptable and distributors maintain a positive business outlook. History says it’s all part of the normal business cycle, but Bishop & Associates is keeping a close eye on it.