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Check Out the Great Sessions Offered at the 2020 University of Innovative Distribution

Registration is now open for UID2020, held in Indianapolis, IN, March 8-11, 2020. Early bird rates are in effect until January  12th when rates increase $200. 

The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial distribution industry.  The UID is sponsored by the Association Education Alliance (AEA), a consortium of 40+ distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University.

UID offers a wide number of sessions for industrial distributors ranging from utilizing digital transformation to sharpening sales skills to hiring the right personnel.

Here is a sample of the many courses offered:

  • Powered Productivity: Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done
  • Effective Forecasting and Demand Planning
  • How to Accelerate Your Competitive Advantage in Today’s Unstable Markets
  • Big Data Analytics For Wholesale-Distributor
  • The Modern Distributor: It's About Digital Transformation
  • Build a Culture of Safety: Beyond the Written Safety Program
  • Five Steps to Maximizing Return on Investment
  • Negotiation Skills for Distributors 
  • Personnel Productivity Improvement : Strategic Recruitment & Onboarding
  • 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy

Distribution association members such as AHTD, FPDA, ISA, ISD, NAHAD, NIBA, PTDA and more get a discounted rate on attendance at UID. Click here for the schedule of classes. Click here to register for classes.

Tribute, Inc. is a provider of ERP business management software for industrial distributors and is a member of NFPA, NAHAD, ISD, FPDA and NIBA. For information on TrulinX by Tribute Inc. can help you track and manage inventory and value-added services, contact us or visit

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Tribute, Inc. is a provider of ERP business management software for distributors and system integrators in the fluid power, hose, motion control, automation, fluid handling & pump industry who provide value-added services.