What’s Coming for Electrical Distribution in 2013

We’ve curated some trending distribution technology resources from around the industry so that you can plan ahead in 2013. 

Distribution Technology Podcast: Electrical Wholesaling recently published a free podcast featuring Chief Editor Jim Lucy and his picks for the biggest trends in eBusiness and distribution technology for 2013. Listen to the Electrical Wholesaling podcast>

“The Wild World of Global Distribution” Part Two: Jim Lucy also discusses the impact of the growing global markets in a recent Electrical Wholesaling article. The article highlights the development of global technical standards for product data and electrical products, mentioning IDEA’s recent partnership with the ETIM International, and NEMA’s international standardization efforts. Read the full article to find out Electrical Wholesaling’s predictions for distribution in a global market. Read the article on ewweb.com>

“Amazon Supply Looms for Electrical Distributors” Video: Amazon Supply is growing and poses significant challenges to electrical distributors and how they do business. The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) posted a sneak peek of this session, which will be presented in its entirety at the Western and South Central Region Conferences. Watch the video on YouTube>


 

NAED Electrical Distributors Technology Benchmarking Survey: NAED and Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) conducted a survey of their members last month to benchmark technology usage in the electrical distribution channel. The survey results, representing 124 members, are now available as an infographic on NAED’s Strategic Technology site.

 

Survey Highlights:

  • The highest percentage of electrical distributors identified ensuring data in business system is accurate and up-to-date as a critical priority.
  • For mobile, 87% surveyed have developed apps for internal use and 34% have developed apps for customers.
  • Distributors surveyed employed laptops at almost the same percentage as smart phone/tablet devices.

View more survey results from NAED>