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NPTA's Partner: NAW

Empowering paper distributors to demonstrate their unique value to customers and consumers, and ultimately strengthen their businesses, is a vital advocacy area for NPTA.

NAWAs an NAW member, NPTA has joined forces with more than 100 other national trade associations to bring education, research and resources NPTA member firms, and advocate for their interests on national public policy issues.

One of NAW's primary purposes is to represent the wholesale distribution industry before Congress, the White House, and the judiciary on issues that cross the industry's many lines of trade. These concerns include health care reform, taxes, product liability reform, inside sales, business perpetuation, labor/management relations and employee benefits.

NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence

NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence conducts research into strategic management issues affecting the wholesale distribution industry. Their research is conducted with best practice wholesaler-distributors, and they publish leading-edge research studies with practical application for wholesale distribution firms of all sizes and across all lines of trade.

You can purchase these publications from the NAW Institute's website. Please make sure to select NPTA as your line of trade member association when you make a purchase from the NAW online store.

Facing the Forces of Change®: Reimagining Distribution in a Connected World

This publication is the 10th edition in a series recognized over the last 30 years as the finest research to look at the future of wholesale distribution. This 10th edition is authored by Guy Blissett, Wholesale Distribution Lead at IBM, and NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence Fellow. The study provides wholesaler‐distributors, their suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders with strategic insights into the key business and economic trends affecting the wholesale distribution supply chain through 2018. It also describes innovative strategies and tactics that distributors can use in response to these trends.

Purchase this publication now and remember to select NPTA as your line of trade member association!

Members can access the full NAW Staff Reports and review the NPTA Legislative Updates.

For additional details on NAW activities and benefits, please visit NAW at

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