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Supply Chain & Distribution

Channels to Market: Know Your Place

Are your channels to market set in stone? This article, part of our series on developing a marketing strategy, aims to explore how you can develop a strong route to market and get the most out of your distributors. ...

Supply Chain & Distribution

Managing Distributors in B2B Marketing

There is no doubt that there are many unhappy marriages between manufacturers and their distributors and that the commonest causes of friction are misunderstandings as to when and where this channel should be used and how to get the best out of it. ...

Supply Chain & Distribution

The Changing World of Industrial Distribution

Using distributors as an alternative to selling direct is very far from being a soft option, though it may be inevitable. Here we consider the manufacturer distributor relationship and look at its three commonest problems. ...

Supply Chain & Distribution

Sharpening The Distributor Network

Increasingly distributors are replacing direct salesforces in industrial marketing. They cost less, they absolve the manufacturer from the burdens of credit control and they provide a wide geographical spread of stocking points. But, how can the prin ...