Industrial Distributor E-Commerce Challenges and Solutions

Industrial Distributor E-Commerce Challenges and Solutions During our distributor roundtable at our 2017 Annual Meeting, our buying group’s members gathered to discuss e-commerce challenges and what’s worked – and what hasn’t. Many of our industrial distributor members expressed their concern over how online competition has contributed to shrinking profit margins. There was also a lot…

2018 Southwire Solutions University Training

Registration is now open for our exclusive training with Southwire Solutions University SSU delivers real-world product training for contractors, distributors and apprenticeships throughout North America. SSU is based out of Southwire’s Thorn Customer Solutions Center in Carrollton, GA with more than 15,000 square feet of classroom and hands-on experience areas. SSU training focuses on Southwire’s…

Industrial/Contractor Supplies Distributors: Are Your Suppliers Decreasing Your Profits?

Industrial/Contractor Supplies Distributors: Are Your Suppliers Decreasing Your Profits? In today’s highly competitive market, industrial/contractor supplies distributors are looking for ways to increase profits without raising prices. What many don’t realize, is that the answer may not be in your pricing. The answer is often found in your supply chain. In the example below, two…

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Annual Meeting Keynote: Dr. Al Bates on Growing Distributor Profitability

Annual Meeting Keynote: Dr. Al Bates on Growing Distributor Profitability At the NetPlus 2017 Annual Meeting, keynote speaker Dr. Al Bates, founder and director of research of the Distribution Performance Project, spoke about growing distributor profitability. We talked with Dr. Bates following the conference about what he thinks is most important: NetPlus: As price transparency…

NetPlus Alliance Unveils New Brand at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners

NetPlus Alliance Unveils New Brand at Annual Meeting, Recognizes Award Winners NetPlus Alliance hosted its fourth-annual meeting Oct. 8-10, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. The theme of the annual meeting, “Focused on the Future,” represented the group’s commitment to meet change head-on, and grow and adapt in a fast-changing distribution market. “No matter the industry –…

Save Your History…and Label It!

Save Your History…and Label It! You may have read in our newsletter, or in the NetPlus Alliance blog that we are putting together a book that is both a company and family business history book. Our company started as a machine shop in the late 1800’s, and my daughter, Jennifer Judge Murphy is now the…



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    NetPlus Alliance 2018 Annual Meeting

    Date:
    October 7-9

    Location:
    Sheraton Wild Horse Pass
    Chandler, AZ

    Type:
    National Meeting

    Points Plus Earned: 25

    * Registration is now open for NetPlus Alliance Members


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