The Thomas and Joan Read Center establishes and runs Industry Consortia to conduct research in distribution topics and develop practical methodology and tools that can be used by the consortium members to improve their operations. These consortia involve collaborative research effort that brings multiple distribution and manufacturing firms and industry associations across diverse lines of trade together to solve an industry wide challenge.
Many companies cannot afford to invest in some research and development due to high costs/and or lack of knowledge; Industry Consortia are an economic path to low cost, high quality research and development that is essential to the growth of the company. A two day educational session is developed for each Consortia based on the resulting knowledge, methodology, and tools.
A two day educational session will be developed based on the resulting knowledge, methodology and tools.
Find out more about the Read Center’s current Industry Consortia, and the many benefits that Consortium members enjoy.
The Read Center has established and run many Industry Consortium over the years, and offers an overview of what each Consortium covered.
Through our partnership with the National Association of Wholesale-Distributors (NAW), we have been able to publish the Consortia findings.
Who Should Attend?
- Distributors and Manufacturers who supply through Distribution.
- Technology Providers who serve Wholesale Distributors and Manufacturers
What are the Benefits?
- Opportunity to actively participate in ground-breaking research into one of the most crucial and timely challenges facing the industry.
- Opportunity to direct the scope of research so that the results are actionable and sustainable.
- Opportunity to send 5 or 20 people, depending on the size of the consortia, from your organization to the educational programs at no cost other than the travel expenses. The educational programs will be scheduled two times every year following the conclusion of each consortium.