Get Into A Gross Margin State of Mind!!

In the pursuit of maximum profitability, the distribution industry faces unique opportunities and challenges.  Understanding the tools and solutions that are available and selecting what’s best for your company is key to long term success.   Join us for this special event focused specifically on how distribution companies can leverage cutting-edge processes and technology to improve their bottom line.   Guests will gain strategic insights from keynote speakers and attend an industry showcase featuring marketing leaders sharing the very latest solutions to help distributors drive profitability.

When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013Jason Bader and Michael Shoemaker
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bonus Sessions 2 -3 p.m.

Where: Microsoft Technology Center
45 Liberty Boulevard
Malvern, PA 19355

Guest Speakers:

Jason Bader-Owner of the Distribution Team

Michael Shoemaker-Director of Distribution & Consumer Goods at Microsoft.


8:30 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 11:15 a.m. Keynote Sessions   
Hunting for Cash: Analyzing Customer Profitability 
Jason Bader, Principal, The Distribution Team
Are you investing in the right customers? Many organizations equate the largest customers with the most profitable. Learn how to rank customers based on contribution to overall profitability, and how to best allocate resources to those who promote growth.

Answers from a Distribution Professional
Michael Shoemaker, Director of Distribution & Consumer Goods Industry Development, Microsoft
Hear how technology leader Microsoft views the distribution industry, and how to most effectively leverage technology to benefit your company.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Industry Product Showcase:
Technology enabled distributors win against their competition. Browse a showcase of highly effective products and solutions specifically designed for the distribution industry. Event sponsors will give brief overview presentations and answer your questions.

  • Put CRM for Distribution to Work for Your Company
  • Go Mobile – Mobility Solution for Distribution Professionals
  • Gain the Data Edge – Harnessing and Making Sense of Customer and Prospect Data
  • Up Your Game with Marketing Automation
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV:ERP that Drives Results
  • AccellosOne WMS:The Hub of Your Supply Chain Solution

1 – 2 p.m. 
Closing, Networking Lunch & Raffle
Collect tickets from each showcase to be entered into a raffle of exciting prizes, including: Microsoft Surface Tablet, xBox Games, Jambox, $200 Stephen Starr Gift Certificate, 5 user license of Resco Mobile for CRM and more

2 – 3 p.m. 
Bonus Tracks
Microsoft Technology Center Tours – Take a tour of this state of the art facility.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 (Orion) Roadmap – Learn the latest updates regarding Orion, the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics to be launched later this year. Q&A Session to Follow.