University of Industrial Distribution
More than 470 people, including those from NPTA member firms, attended the University of Industrial Distribution (UID) in 2012.
Registration and program information is now available for the 2013 program, which returns to Indianapolis, Ind., March 10-13, 2013. NPTA members receive a $900 discount on registration. Download the advance program to view complete course information and paper registration form.
What is UID?
The University of Industrial Distribution (UID) has been serving the distribution industry with a concentrated educational program focused on its unique needs for more than 20 years. More than 5,000 distributor and manufacturing professionals have attended since its inception. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading industrial distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue University.
The University of Industrial Distribution's course curriculum provides each individual with an opportunity to select those courses and programs of study most beneficial to the individual and organization.
As with previous years, UID 2013 brings together some of the brightest minds in the distribution industry and business education to help you increase efficiency as well as profits. Coursework includes all-new sessions and those with proven success and applicability to marketing, sales, management and operations professionals. Download the newly released advance program to view complete course information and paper registration form.
- Branch Managers
- General Managers
- Sales Managers
- Marketing Managers
- Purchasing Managers
- Human Resource Mangers
- Senior Executives
Selected 2013 educational sessions:
- Stop Marketing Like it's 1999! – NEW
- Achieving Effective Inventory Management
- Improving the Distributor's Bottom Line
- Pricing Strategies
- ERP, Cloud & Mobile Convergence – NEW
- Value Added Selling
- Mergers and Acquisitions: Threats or Opportunities? – NEW
- Planning and Managing the Distributorship for Greater Profits
- Marketing Strategies
- Know More! Selling – NEW
- Differentiating Your Distribution Company – A Winning Strategy
- Proving Total Cost Savings
- Branch & Operations Management for Distributors
- The Business of You – Double Your Productivity, Reduce Your Stress and Balance Your Life – NEW
All UID students can apply their coursework toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by the Purdue University.
Download the advance program to view complete course information and paper registration form.