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How do Amazon and Google affect the distribution channel?

Glen Ellyn, IL – The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2013 Fall Meeting, taking place October 27-29 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA, features a timely presentation by Lindsay Konzak, editor of Modern...


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September 23, 2013
By MRO Magazine


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Glen Ellyn, IL – The Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) 2013 Fall Meeting, taking place October 27-29 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA, features a timely presentation by Lindsay Konzak, editor of Modern Distribution Management, on the impact of Amazon and Google on the bearing distribution channel.

Since AmazonSupply and Google Shopping for Suppliers have both entered the B-to-B online market over the past couple of years, Konzak’s session will discuss what their increased focus on B-to-B means for more traditional wholesale distribution channels.

This presentation is based on the results of a recent survey of MDM readers and BSA members on how Amazon and Google have affected their business. Konzak will facilitate a discussion on what Amazon and Google’s initiatives mean for the industry. The market is changing, and this discussion will help distributors and manufacturers better prepare for the potential impacts.

The presentation and discussion will be part of a meeting of BSA’s Distributor/Manufacturer Relations Committee at the BSA 2013 Fall Meeting. Also on the agenda is a legislative and regulatory update from Jade West, the National Association of Wholesalers (NAW) senior vice-president for government affairs, titled ‘How Washington is Affecting Your Bottom Line: A Special Legislative and Regulatory Update’.

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In addition to these two programs, the 2013 Fall Meeting is co-located with ABMA’s Fall Meeting.

Complete information about the meeting including online registration and hotel reservations is available http://www.bsahome.org. Meeting registrations and hotel reservations are due on or before October 7.