• Webinar: What Are Your Dashboards Hiding?

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.23.2017 08:29pm - admin

    Dashboards can be a great way for a distributor to maintain a strategic view of business performance: how are we tracking to high level goals, are there key areas trending up or down, what strategic shifts should we make across the operation? But if your team is just reviewing dashboards along with year-end, quarterly, and monthly statements, there are likely a ton of operational insights you are missing out on—many of which could really hurt your business if you don’t identify and manage them closer to when they take place.

  • Why Are You Letting Your Valuable Data Pile Up?

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.16.2017 11:55pm - Annie Eissler

    By waiting until the end of the quarter or year to review and utilize your data, you could be missing out on major opportunities to improve, save money, and make better business decisions.

  • Top KPIs that Every Distributor Should be Tracking

    Submitted on: Mon, 01.09.2017 05:54pm - Annie Eissler

    If your distribution company isn’t paying attention to key performance indicators (KPIs), it could be missing out on a significant opportunity to improve competitiveness and profitability. Defined as metrics that take financial and/or non-financial data and turn it into meaningful information that companies can use for benchmarking and performance measurement, KPIs support good decision-making and help managers and owners measure the impact of those decisions.

  • Four Ways Analytics are Helping Distributors Win in Today’s Marketplace

    Submitted on: Tue, 12.20.2016 10:26pm - Annie Eissler

    For wholesale distributors, the current business world is fraught with growing levels of competition, razor-thin margins, and unexpected challenges around every corner. Facing these and other challenges on an almost-daily basis, distributors need access to accurate information—and a knack for transforming that intelligence into good decision-making—at every turn.
     

  • 5 Distribution Trends to Watch in 2017

    Submitted on: Mon, 12.05.2016 08:31pm - Annie Eissler

    Ah, it’s that time of the year again. Time to assess how business went over the last 12 months, batten down the hatches for the holiday season, and look ahead to what’s coming around the next corner in 2017. Here are five key trends that all wholesale distributors should keep an eye on during the year ahead:

  • Distributor Analytics Forum in New Jersey on June 22

    Submitted on: Tue, 06.07.2016 07:39pm - Annie Eissler

    We are thrilled to be hosting our Distributor Analytics Forum in New Jersey on June 22. Check out this great line up of speakers.

  • When We Don’t Believe Our Data

    Submitted on: Mon, 03.28.2016 06:01pm - Annie Eissler

     

    Note: The following blog post was written by guest blogger Andy Weith.

    “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This phrase is used to describe a subjective approach to art, and whether or not it is “good” or “bad” it cannot apply to data, where an objective view is necessary. This may seem straightforward and to many folks, myself included, begs the question “Why does this matter, facts don’t lie?”

  • Distributor Analytics Trends: Soft Analytics Skills Key for Everyone

    Submitted on: Thu, 03.24.2016 10:55pm - Annie Eissler

    One of my colleagues here at MITS sent an article to the management team last night about how important people skills are when it comes to creating a mature analytics practice.

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