The following upcoming webinars are available to help companies learn about and implement best practices and forward-thinking ideas.
Focus on these Four Supply Chain Areas Now for the Quickest ROI
1 p.m. CT, Wednesday, April 14
Supply chain resilience is important any time, but it’s especially critical during times of disruption, such as the 2020 global pandemic. As much as any other industry, Aerospace and defense companies have quickly learned that investing in supply chain resiliency initiatives is not a nice-to-have, but rather a must-have. And as with any other investment, you need to see results quickly without breaking the bank. During this webinar, industry experts will explore four areas of your supply chain, and how to best invest now for the quickest return.
Pandemic Effects on Distributors
1 p.m. CT, Wednesday, May 19
Part of the NAW webinar series Adding Value in a Post-Pandemic World, this webinar, this program will explore how the effects of the pandemic will change the distribution industry in the long run.
Increase Agility in the Face of Unpredictability
1 p.m. CT, Tuesday, May 25
It’s hard to determine what’s coming next, but as consumer behavior continues to shift, we should all be prepared for continued unpredictability. The question is, what can you do to increase your agility to respond to this unpredictability? If you’re looking to build a more agile supply chain, join WERC, Chalmers St. Consulting, and Alpine for a webinar exploring immediate opportunities for continuous process improvement that will increase agility in the face of unpredictability.
Channel Transformation from Supplier to Customer
1 p.m. CT, Tuesday, June 29
Suppliers are increasingly selling direct, customer demographics are skewing younger and many distributors are struggling to keep up.
Distributors are grappling with fundamental changes in the expectations of their supply chain partners. Suppliers increasingly report frustration with their distributors’ poor digital capabilities. In part four of its ongoing series, Adding Value in a Post-Pandemic World, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors will recommend actions to address this growing channel conflict.
A Path to Profitability: Manufacturing Trends in 2021
This webinar looks at how technology will help manufacturers this year, why a localized supply chain is gaining favor, and what actions manufacturers must take to boost profitability now and in the future.
Order Up: A Look at the 2020 Elections and What it Means for Restaurants
National Restaurant Association
Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of public affairs for the National Restaurant Association, discusses the NRA's legislative strategy and working with President-Elect Joe Biden's transition team to bring much-needed relief to the restaurant industry.
Distribution Talk by Jason Bader
The Distribution Team
In this podcast, Bader dives into the stories, struggles and solutions from interesting characters who have chosen to make a career in the distribution industry.
New Technology Frontiers for Distributors: Sizing Up Marketplaces and Becoming Digital Companies
Many distributors have struggled to build great e-commerce capabilities, and now the marketplace phenomenon threatens the industry as well. Some distributors are responding by transforming themselves into digital companies and distributor-led marketplaces are emerging. What is the right strategy for a distributor during this time of disruption?
How Distributor Customers Will Use Technologies From Their Suppliers and Who Is Winning
Research report 3 in the NAW series: Leading technology companies are offering customers new ways of ordering – by voice or product image. Additionally, leading retailers and distributors are using AI-enabled business intelligence to understand customer needs better and are applying autonomous vehicles, including drones, for deliveries. This research report, which is based on original research with distributor customers, will delve into how important all of this new technology is to customers, and whether distributors need to build a whole new set of technological capabilities to remain competitive.
Elevating the Customer Experience through Digital and Touchless
Hosted by Winsight, this webinar is designed to help gain insights on how restaurants can enhance and elevate the guest experience while increasing safety, all by implementing digital and contactless technologies. Speakers include industry leaders from Tavant, Newk’s Eatery and Chowly, and the conversation is moderated by Peter Romeo. Topics covered include the current challenges eateries are facing right now, including how to implement contactless service, as well as how to boost the guest experience in a touchless environment.
Up Next in Commerce: Traffic Surging?
Digital commerce surged last year amid the pandemic, and now it’s up to retailers to figure out how to maintain the growth they experienced and take customer acquisition to the next level. Are subscriptions and other methods of recurring revenue the right way for your business to achieve this?
Take Your E-Commerce Capabilities to the Next Level
Modern Distribution Management
Tom Gale, CEO of Modern Distribution Management, and Mike Mark, managing partner for Indian Rivers Consulting Group, explain how businesses can modernize their e-commerce strategies and better leverage artificial intelligence.
The Value of Healthy Data
Working with data and business intelligence can be a difficult process on it's own, but having inaccurate and out-of-date information can make it that much worse. Making sure you have accurate, clean and "healthy" data is key as you will be able to rely on it every time you need to make a decision.
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