• A A A
  • Print Page
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin

Power Transmission Distributors Association is...

the leading association for the power transmission/motion control industrial distribution channel, bringing together distributors and manufacturers.

Resources | Learning & Development | Industry Trends for Strategic Advancement

Industry Trends for Strategic Advancement: Webinar Opportunities

Association Education Alliance (AEA )

PTDA is a founding member of the AEA which works to ensure non-profit associations anticipate and suitably meet the challenges facing their members, through educational opportunities, new programs and services, and valuable networking experiences. Through collaboration, AEA develops and supports relevant, quality, and affordable programs for its member associations.

Webinar: The New Normal for Freight Transportation (December 2021)

Presented by Truckstop.com, this presentation will help you understand how the trillion-dollar US Freight Transportation Marketplace impacts the Global Supply Chain, the US Economy and US consumer. 

Watch the webinar (178 MB; Mp4) 
Download the slide deck (PDF; 2.5 MB)



NAW Webinars
Adding Value in a Post-Pandemic World: New Leadership Strategies for Distributors

NAW is shifting focus from describing the problem in their series, How Technology Will Transform Distribution (find all reports and webinar recordings below) to prescribing solutions in this new seven-part series. The research they conduct in 2021 will drive the content they produce. They will revisit the forces unleashed by the pandemic. Some of the important questions to tackle include:

  • Can we sort differentiation strategies into logical categories?
  • How should distributors differentiate based on their business model (branch and sales centric, digital/DC driven, etc.)
  • How should distributors differentiate based on industry (MRO, building products, etc.)?
  • Which distributors have already built wide "moats" around their businesses and what can we learn from them?
  • What are the long-term implications of the pandemic on distribution?
Here are the topics that will be covered in the series:
(registration is free)


How Technology Will Transform Distribution

Traditionally, one of the most important benefits distributors have offered customers is quick access to a wide assortment of products. How times have changed. Today, many customers start product searches online. Customers have the ability to find the product somewhere other than from a distributor. Two factors have driven this change:

  • With few exceptions, many brands and products that distributors carry are now stocked by online marketplaces.
  • Most distributors are not as skilled as they need to be with e-commerce and SEO, so customers who are searching online for products will find them elsewhere instead.

What else is transforming the wholesale distribution landscape? Discover how technology trends are transforming the landscape of wholesale distribution with this series of seven research reports and webinars from the NAW Institute of Distribution Excellence.

Industry news and updates on:
Twitter Linked In
Power Transmission
Distributors Association

230 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60606-4703



© 2021 Power Transmission Distributors Association Contact Us Legal/Privacy Policy Site Map Press Releases