This week we the first two parts of our 70th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations — our biggest research project of the year. Those items expectedly led traffic this past week, while Motion Industries' lawsuit against a manufacturer for unpayment was also of major interest to ID readers.
Here's this week's Top 5
ID's 70th Annual Survey Of Distributor Operations, Pt. 1: In this first of three parts to our annual survey report, see distributor stats regarding respondents' demographics and their thoughts on challenges, trends and the economy.
ID's 70th Annual Survey Of Distributor Operations, Pt. 2: In this second of three parts to our annual survey, see distributor stats regarding respondents' tech usage & investments, sales performance & expectations, as well as supplier relations.
Motion Industries Suing Illinois Company Over Debts: Motion Industries is suing an Alton, IL industrial supplier for its alleged failure to make contractual payments, and it's not the first time that supplier has been sued recently.
23 Injured In Explosion At Schaeffler Bearings Factory In Germany: Roller bearings maker Schaeffler said an explosion at a salt filtration device in its Eltmann, Germany plant injured 23 people, seven of which were brought into hospitals for medical treatment. German police say four injuries were severe.
Newer Industrial Distributors’ Digital Advantage: Research shows that a large chunk of the industrial distribution market is still struggling with the digital conversion. However, newer distributors seem to have a natural advantage. Hear from three such companies about how they were able to hit the ground running with a digital-first mindset.