Registration is open for NAW’s 2018 Distribution Program for Rising Stars, June 11–15, at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio. This week-long Program is specially designed for high-potential distribution company leaders. Participants will spend five days learning specific ways to improve their companies’ profitability.
Participants will take a look across the entire distribution business and cover all major areas, including: sales management and value-added services; market-focused strategic planning; supply chain management; alternatives and methods of strategic business analysis; supply chain case study; managing business relationships; supply chain simulation; financial management; human resources management; and improving productivity and teamwork.
The Monday late afternoon through mid-day Friday Program combines classroom instruction and small-group teamwork all centered on a specially designed wholesale distribution industry case study. In the evenings, the teams will gather for brainstorming sessions to work on the case study. The emphasis of the teamwork will be on original and creative idea generation, and the ultimate goal will be on real-world problem solving. The Program concludes with each team presenting to the other participants and faculty its remedies for the troubled distribution company featured in the case study.
In addition to the classroom teaching and exercises, participants will network with their peers from other lines of trade within distribution. Networking with wholesale distribution industry peers is one of the greatest benefits of attending this highly interactive Program.