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Dive into the stories, struggles, and solutions from business owners and thought leaders in the wholesale distribution market.

Distribution Talk Jason Bader, Distribution Team

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Dive into the stories, struggles, and solutions from business owners and thought leaders in the wholesale distribution market.

    How Your Conventional Distribution Software Stacks Up to AI (Hint: It’s Not Good) With Michael Delgado of Canals AI

    How Your Conventional Distribution Software Stacks Up to AI (Hint: It’s Not Good) With Michael Delgado of Canals AI

    Do you know which activity is sabotaging your company’s potential? All of them. Busywork across every department––from order processing to inventory management––is a real drag on employee morale, customer relationships, and the bottom line. Conventional software won’t save you, but AI could.
    In this episode of Distribution Talk, Jason chats with Michael Delgado, founder of Canals AI, about bringing the power of AI to small and medium-sized wholesale distributors. They also discuss the investigative process that led to Canals AI’s distributions-focused design, use cases, and the one significant difference between your current software package and artificial intelligence. 
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth, and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: INxSQL Distribution Software, an integrated distribution ERP software designed for the wholesale and distribution industry.

    • 44 min
    From Daily Grind to Hero's Journey: An Equation to Empower Personal Growth with Dirk Beveridge, Force For Good

    From Daily Grind to Hero's Journey: An Equation to Empower Personal Growth with Dirk Beveridge, Force For Good

    Leave it to Dirk Beveridge, keynote speaker, best-selling author, executive film producer, and founder of UnleashWD, to reference ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, comparative mythology expert Joseph Campbell, and Tatooine farmboy Luke Skywalker in the same conversation. When you’re in the company of this self-professed advocate of distribution and champion of positive leadership, all of the philosophical and cultural references make perfect sense. 
    Jason caught up with Dirk to discuss his latest endeavor, Force For Good, a live virtual event created to empower every individual in distribution today, whether they work on the warehouse floor, in the customer service center, or up in the C-suite.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth, and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Profit2, helping distributors charge the right price.

    • 35 min
    Calibrating a Change Management Strategy to the Pace of Your Organization With Jeff Braun, CEO of Primera Co-Op

    Calibrating a Change Management Strategy to the Pace of Your Organization With Jeff Braun, CEO of Primera Co-Op

    Successful change management is about knowing your audience and anticipating what they can accept and when. Whether you run a family-run distribution company or a member-owned cooperative in the professional turf, ornamental and specialty landscape vertical, that formula remains the same. 
    Jeff Braun, CEO of Primera Co-Op, thoroughly understands the critical moves his organization must take to excel. More importantly, he knows when to ease up before rolling out his plans. Jason chats with Jeff about his transition from major manufacturer to co-op, the pleasures and perils of taking on a new vertical, and the art of slowing down to accelerate innovation.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited & mixed by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: INxSQL Distribution Software, an integrated distribution ERP software designed for the wholesale and distribution industry.

    • 37 min
    How to Level Up Your Organizational Strategy via EOS With Charlton Keultjes, Professional EOS Coach

    How to Level Up Your Organizational Strategy via EOS With Charlton Keultjes, Professional EOS Coach

    Can EOS® transform your company? Yes, and Charlton Keultjes not only has the case studies to prove it, but he also has the training to help you easily integrate the Entrepreneurial Operating System. Charlton is a professional EOS implementer with over a decade of experience coaching owners and leadership teams. 
    Jason invites Charlton to share his experiences using EOS at his former privately-held company. The pair also explore how this proven business operating system helps entrepreneurial organizations clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth, and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: INxSQL Distribution Software, an integrated distribution ERP software designed for the wholesale and distribution industry.  

    • 37 min
    Trading a Career in Finance for the Family Distribution Business With Next-Gen Leader Seth Gordon of Glacier Supply Group

    Trading a Career in Finance for the Family Distribution Business With Next-Gen Leader Seth Gordon of Glacier Supply Group

    Senior members of the C-suite take note: distribution’s next-gen leaders are out there. You must know where to find them and how to support their growth. Seth Gordon, CEO of Glacier Supply Group, didn’t grow up in the HVAC distribution business. Still, he recognized an opportunity to innovate within the industry and work with a tangible product. 
    Jason chats with Seth about his journey from finance to duct fittings, the importance of connecting with mentors, and the Glacier team’s wildly successful implementation of EOS, the Entrepreneurs Operating System.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth, and achieve personal goals.   
    This episode was edited by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Moblico, helping businesses do more business on mobile devices.

    • 35 min
    Behind the Scenes of Association Management and Distribution Recruiting Activities With Kevin Gammonley of Smithbucklin

    Behind the Scenes of Association Management and Distribution Recruiting Activities With Kevin Gammonley of Smithbucklin

    If you’re in distribution, you probably belong to an association, one that’s focused on advancing the concerns of your specific vertical. Chances are also good that you have no idea who manages the day-to-day activities of that organization or that it offers excellent career opportunities for young professionals. 
    Kevin Gammonley has been getting those messages out for 30+ years as a senior director at Smithbucklin. Jason caught up with Kevin to get a behind-the-scenes tour of association management basics and learn why it’s an excellent career choice for innovative young professionals.
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    For full show notes and services visit: https://www.distributionteam.com
    Distribution Talk is produced by The Distribution Team, a consulting services firm dedicated to helping wholesale distribution clients remove barriers to profitability, generate wealth, and achieve personal goals. 
    This episode was edited by The Creative Impostor Studios. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: Connected Peers providing virtual communities for wholesale distributors.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Exploring every edge of Wholesale Industrial Distribution

Jason isn’t only covering the leading edge of the industry by interviewing the trailblazers and ground breakers but often circles back to explore the hidden and sometimes forgotten gems that form the foundation of every successful B2B distribution business. Always a great investment of time. A must add to your playlist.

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excellent podcast

Great podcast to learn about what is going on in the business and even ways to optimize growth.

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