Are Field Salesmen Dead?

I recently read an article in industrial Distribution Magazine by Justin Roff-Marsh that basically said that the industrial distributor field salesman, as we know it, is DOA. I don't know what planet he was born on, but it wasn't this one! read more >

Distributor Strategy: What’s Yours?

In the B-to-B world that I live in, manufacturers have to balance their time and efforts when dealing with distribution, between the big boys like Grainger ($9.4 billion), Fastenal ($3.3 billion) and MSC ($678 million), and the independently owned small local distributors. Here are a few facts about the independent distributors (ISA) that you might not have known: They collectively represent about $153 billion in sales. read more >