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more than 370 power transmission/motion control distribution and manufacturing companies, representing over $16 billion in product sales.

Events | Seminars & Webinars | University of Innovative Distribution

University of Innovative Distribution

March 5-8, 2017

JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Indianapolis, Ind.


Registration is now open! 

Recognized for its excellence in education, the PTDA-sponsored University of Innovative Distribution (UID), in cooperation with Purdue University, is a concentrated, continuing-education program focused on the unique needs of the industrial distribution industry. The four-day program allows attendees to build a custom curriculum from over 40 courses on the key functional disciplines relevant to industrial distribution. Participants earn credits toward their Certificate in Industrial Distribution from Purdue University.
Who should attend:

  • CEOs

  • Branch managers

  • Sales and marketing managers

  • Purchasing managers

  • Human resources directors/managers

  • Operations managers

  • Inventory managers

  • Training managers

  • Manufacturer personnel in regional sales, distribution sales and marketing management 

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Differentiate your distribution company for your specific and unique market environment 

  • Improve your bottom line profitability by effectively managing the negotiation process

  • Develop a pricing strategy and a plan for executing that strategy

  • Manage operations and branches efficiently and profitably

  • Create a marketing plan that wins new business

  • Motivate employees through your personal leadership style

  • Hire and keep the right salespeople 


UID students can apply their course work toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University. The Purdue Professional Certificate recognizes achievements and commitment to education. Some general rules about receiving the certificate include:

  • Students must participate in a minimum of 90 hours (9 CEUs) of course work

  • A minimum of 30 hours (3 CEUs) must be earned through UID course participation

  • Completion of 3 UIDs will automatically result in the award of a certificate

  • Additional credits may be derived from courses taken independently or through a trade association

  • There are no additional fees to attain the certificate

Learn more about the University of Innovative Distribution.