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The 5 Drivers of Distribution Complexity for Midsized Companies


October 29, 2013

Managing the flow of goods to your customer has never been more complex. Whether it is compliance labeling, EDI, or other value added services; customers continue to demand more from their suppliers.

This can seem overwhelming for small to midsized businesses who may lack the expertise or budget to deal with these challenges. This white paper will outline five drivers of distribution complexity for midsized businesses.

Each complexity driver is determined by a specific business condition. By understanding the business conditions that drive complexity, you can be proactive, rather than reactive, in your distribution strategy.

In addition to the drivers themselves, this white paper will outline several best practices for dealing with distribution complexity and allowing your operations to keep pace with your rapidly growing company.

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