ANNAPOLIS, MD — The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry, announced Wednesday that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21-year history.
“This new name reflects the evolution of UID in serving the wholesale distribution industry in its entirety, including those companies who do not deal in industrial products,” stated Molly McGill, UID Director. “While the educational content of our program remains uniquely tailored to the wholesale-distribution industry, we believe the name change reflects the current and future direction of UID.”
A new UID logo and message — “Educating the Supply Chain” — has been created to reflect the new name.
Known internationally in the distribution world as the educational event of the year, UID boldly steps into its third decade, evolving with the industry as it continues to feature renowned expert instructors, excellent course offerings and great networking opportunities; all at an ideal location in Indianapolis, IN.
"UID takes its commitment to educating the supply chain very seriously. With our continued partnership with Purdue University, a dedicated faculty and staff and support from our 35 association sponsors, we will continue to be a world leader in delivering innovative education to all members of the wholesale-distribution supply chain," noted McGill.
Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has been a renowned educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution trade associations, in cooperation with the Innovative Distribution Program at Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience. More information is available at www.univid.org.