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WHOLESALE

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SPRING 2016

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SHARPENING

YOUR EDGE
The wholesale, distribution and related
industries have seen a number of significant developments in recent years. Rising
freight and transportation prices and increasing competition from major online
retailers, among other challenges, are
leading companies to seek new ways to
remain ahead of the curve.
Keeping up with the latest developments
in technology such as warehouse management systems, as well as enterprise resource planning and other software can be
daunting, particularly for smaller or regionally based distributors and wholesalers.
Fortunately, there is no lack of opportunities for companies to check out the latest
industry offerings and best practices while
also networking with their peers.
This issue of Wholesale and Distribution
International features previews of two upcoming industry events. The Industrial

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

SENIOR EDITORS
Stephanie Crets, Alan Dorich,
Russ Gager, Janice Hoppe

Supply Association (ISA)'s annual convention (featured on page 6), will give many of
its 900 members opportunities to network
and gain new industry knowledge from
planned professional development sessions. The convention will run from April 16
to 18 in Rosemont, Ill.
The MODEX 2016 expo, running April
4 through 7 in Atlanta, is North America's
largest supply chain expo, and featured on
page 8. More than 800 exhibitors will offer solutions to supply chain professionals
from more than 110 countries. This year's
event will feature, for the first time, a Supply Chain Education Summit which will explore the issues facing the next generation
of supply chain professionals.
Wholesale and distribution professionals who take advantage of these or other
future networking and convention opportunities will get a first-hand look at
the products, topics and techniques that
could dominate the industry in just a few
short years. Companies that are armed
with this knowledge will have a competitive advantage over their peers.

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