About Modern Distribution Management
Since 1967, MDM has delivered timely and insightful news coverage of the people, companies and trends that shape this industry.
Modern Distribution Management offers a twice-monthly premium newsletter, free e-newsletters, Webcasts, economic and market data, real-time breaking news and commentary at mdm.com and resources for distribution executives and companies that serve the distribution industry. Modern Distribution Management's premium content is available in online and print versions. The company was founded in 1967 by J. Van Ness Philip, who edited the newsletter until 1992. Thomas P. Gale became the editor in 1992, and is currently the publisher and executive editor.
MDM is a focused information service for wholesale distribution executives with:
- business intelligence
- industry news
- seasoned analysis
- practical ideas from leading experts in distribution
- valuable resources for navigating the industry
Who reads MDM?
Wholesale distribution executives across many different lines of trade, manufacturers who need to keep up with key trends in independent distribution channels, managers of distribution companies, manufacturers of products sold through independent distribution channels, and executives with supply chain management responsibility consider MDM essential reading.
About Gale Media
Gale Media Inc. is the publisher of Modern Distribution Management and mdm.com. Principal Thomas P. Gale has researched and written on significant trends in the industry, including consolidation, integrated supply, e-commerce, vendor reduction and shifts in value definition.
Gale and MDM Editor Lindsay Young Konzak both contributed to Outlook 2009: An Executive's Companion to Facing the Forces of Change, published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. Gale contributed to NAW's Outlook 2006: An Executive's Companion to Facing the Forces of Change.
Gale is also the co-author of Stand Out from the Competition! Four Pathways to Differentiate Your Wholesale Distribution Company, with Dr. William R. McCleave, Jr., published in 2003 by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Distribution Research and Education Foundation. He was a member of the oversight committee for the 2001 Facing the Forces of Change report, also published by NAW/DREF.
Gale has researched and written about branding strategies, distribution channels and business issues since the mid-1980s, when he was editor for two state Chamber of Commerce magazines in the Midwest, as well as owner of a custom publishing business that specialized in distributor and customer communications for international manufacturing and technology companies. Over the past several years, Gale has spoken at a number of industry association events and company meetings. He delivers a unique and valuable perspective in a clear and entertaining presentation on select industry topics, including differentiation, a unique perspective on the current distribution landscape, and his candid thoughts on what will separate the winners in the future.