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For 21 years, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has provided education focused on the needs of wholesale distribution professionals and companies. With its concentrated three-day format, UID has helped increase the effectiveness of hundreds of NAFCD member employees.

Save the Date for 2019

The 2019 University of Innovative Distribution program will take place March 10-13, 2019 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. Visit the website to sign up for updates. Registration opens October 2018. 

" I found UID to be a top notch event. The speakers were experts in the Distribution business and provided insight and fresh ideas and ways to view and grow our business. I look forward to coming back next year."

 - Robert A. Marra II, CFO

Who Should Attend UID?

UID is designed for all personnel working in the wholesale distribution channel, including:

  • Distributors
    • All manager-level personnel: sales, marketing, branch, operations, purchasing, inventory and human resources
    • CEOs
  • Manufacturers
    • Personnel working with national distribution channels
  • Anyone looking to improve personal performance and/or the company's bottom line!

“I have attended the University of Innovative Distribution program twice, and have found the time spent to be very worthwhile. The instructors are all well credentialed with extensive experience in distribution, many of whom are from Texas A&M, a leader in distribution focused degree programs, and other respected institutions. The depth of course offerings is extensive, and allows you to tailor your schedule to your specific training needs. Instruction I received on pricing strategies in one of the classes I attended resulted in an improvement of two margin points to our bottom line that year. Training is filled with opportunities to generate actionable items to improve many aspects of your business, highly recommended for all managers in all departments.”

 - David Powell, IT Director | NAFCD Board of Directors
Erickson’s Flooring & Supply Co

Students can apply UID coursework toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University.

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