Chicago, IL - Outdated business models cut into the profits of wholesale distribution and manufacturing organizations.
The webinar “The Key to Remaining Relevant in the Age of Disruption: Business Model Innovation for Distributors” presented by UnleashWD and NetSuite will teach organizations how to update antiquated business models.
From noon-1 p.m. CT on May 2, the webinar will address topics including:
- Business model design principles and best practices
- How to start innovating immediately
“This webinar will provide organizations with the framework to build a business model plan that will rapidly create new value,” Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD and one of the hosts of the webinar, said. “Wholesale distribution companies need to update their business models to address changes to the marketplace. This webinar will provide specific insight on how your business may accomplish this."
The other hosts of the webinar include:
- Saul Kaplan is Founder and Chief Catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) and author of the book “Business Model Innovation.” BIF is a real-world laboratory for exploring and testing new business models and social systems. His work has attracted a global community of over 5,000 innovators. Kaplan is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
- Charles Brunson is the Chief Bean Counter and CEO at Capital Coffee Systems. Capital Coffee Systems is a 2nd-generation family owned distribution and services company started in 1979. More than 30 years later, under the direction of Brunson, Capital Coffee has expanded their business across the Carolinas servicing the break rooms in thousands of offices.
NetSuite sponsors the webinar. The NetSuite Wholesale Distribution Edition automates and streamlines business processes, so you can cut costs and grow profits. NetSuite combines customer-facing sales force automation, marketing, and customer service processes with inventory management, fulfillment, and accounting.
“The Key to Remaining Relevant in the Age of Disruption: Business Model Innovation for Distributors” is the first in a series of webinars prior to the Oct. 29-30 UnleashWD 2013 Innovation Summit in Chicago. Founded in 2012, UnleashWD is the first and only conference dedicated to bringing innovation to wholesale distribution and manufacturing. The summit gathers only once a year, but do not wait to start innovating. Visit UnleashWD.com for updates on future webinars, eBooks and other valuable information on how to innovate.
About the UnleashWD founder:
Dirk Beveridge is an expert in how wholesale distributors and manufacturers increase market share through examining and improving their relationships with customers. For the last 25 years Beveridge has worked with more than 3,000 firms as a leadership consultant, trainer and speaker. His clients include: Time Warner, IBM, Andersen Windows, Graybar and Berlin Packaging.