Author: Paul St. Germain

Wholesale Distribution Trends
Developing Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Virtual Reality and Blockchain
Virtual Reality and Blockchain – Wholesale Distribution Trends #14

Virtual Reality for Wholesaler-Distributors Virtual reality (VR) is used to replicate surroundings, real or imagined, and create a life-like 3D experience associated with the environment. It allows for user interaction with the surroundings, using closed-loop feedback systems so that the outcomes are a direct result of the actions taken. VR has been around for several […]

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Developing Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Drones and Driverless Vehicles
Drones and Driverless Vehicles – Wholesale Distribution Trends #13

Driverless-Vehicles in Wholesale Distribution Developing technologies such as drones and driverless vehicles have the potential to ease many aspects of a business operations and logistics. Driverless-Vehicles in Wholesale Distribution While still in the early stages, driverless-vehicle technology is advancing rapidly. Already, driver-assist capabilities are available in passenger cars (for example, parking assist or self-parking, blind […]

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Developing Trends in Wholesale Distribution—Robotics, Industrial Connectivity
Robotics, Industrial Connectivity – Wholesale Distribution Trends #11

Gaining Efficiency Through Robotics in Wholesale Distribution One offshoot of the Internet of Things (IoT) is the rise in the implementation and use of connected robotics as companies look for ways to gain efficiency and cut costs on the customer’s factory floor, in the warehouse, and elsewhere. This is a growing opportunity for wholesaler-distributors to […]

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The Internet of Things for the Wholesaler-Distributors- Wholesale Distribution Trends #10

The Internet of Things Continues to Grow The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects, embedded with sensors and electronic components, which gathers, stores, and analyzes data. Forecasts project that there will be more than 20 billion connected things in use worldwide by 2020. The IoT is one of the greatest technologies […]

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Technology Trends—Cloud Computing for the Wholesaler-Distributor
Cloud Computing for the Wholesaler-Distributor – Wholesale Distribution Trends #9

The amount of data being produced today is increasing exponentially, and technology is allowing companies to analyze massive amounts of that data to garner new insights about customers and themselves. In many cases, the analysis and insights can be used to generate new forms of differentiation that can be used to disrupt existing markets, and […]

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Leveraging the Changing Workforce
Leveraging the Changing Workforce – Wholesale Distribution Trends #6

Many business leaders assume that the difference between the Millennial and Baby Boomer generations is an unbridgeable chasm thanks to differences in technology acceptance, personal values, workplace expectations, and work–life experience. In between these generations sit the Gen Xers, who represent the upcoming leadership generation. These three forces are converging to create one of the […]

Mergers and Acquisitions
Using Mergers and Acquisitions as a Disruptive Force
Using Mergers and Acquisitions as a Disruptive Force – Wholesale Distribution Trends #5

The Need for Progress Amidst Disruption In today’s disruptive world, providing great service and understanding customers are critical to avoiding disruption. But if a business wants to avoid becoming irrelevant or marginalized, it can’t stand still, nor can it assume that its competition is doing so. A strong business will constantly assess its competitors’ capabilities […]