Relatedly this year, “customers going out of business” was respondents’ next most popular concern, chosen by 40 percent of respondents. “Manufacturers selling direct” and “Finding more qualified people” were the next highest at 26 percent apiece, followed by “E-commerce” and “Distributor competition” each at 24 percent. READ MORE    ...

EDI and blockchain share some important characteristics: Both technologies can incorporate multiple trading partners. For example, one company can have many vendors and many customers depending on whether the transactions represent the revenue or the expenditure cycle. Both technologies enable the communication of trans­action details. Companies can send and receive...

  87% of distributors are now reporting a negative financial impact as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the final part of a three-part research project by Industry Insights. Industry Insights completed the latest survey on April 30. In its previous survey completed on April 9, 83% of distributors experienced...