The Read Center works with industry leaders and their projects to discover new ways of productively and profitably servicing the needs of the marketplace. It helps industry professionals recognize and improve their best practices and provides solutions and methodologies to facilitate a competitive advantage.
For more than 60 years, the Industrial Distribution Program has been providing the industry with cutting-edge professional development certificate programs. The Read Center offers 1.5 days to 5 days programs enabling high potential distribution professionals and executives to transform their company data to meaningful, actionable, and growth-driven results.
The Read Center offers customized Professional Development programs so your personnel can be trained to fit your company’s specific needs.
The Thomas and Joan Read Center becomes your strategic partner when we design a program for your organization. We develop a unique curriculum with action learning solutions that meet your specific goals. The process includes a strategic needs assessment, program design and course development, program implementation, instruction and evaluation, and program follow-up. The topics, faculty, program structure, and site are selected specifically to maximize learning and the effectiveness of the program for your organization.
The excellence of custom-design programs is based on outstanding faculty and an unparalleled level of service. Quality and customer benefits are key objectives for us and we constantly monitor program content and delivery. We provide complete program design, development, and implementation services.
If you would like more information on our professional development programs, please click on the image to the right to view a relevant brochure.
Open Enrollment Programs
The programs being offered this year thus far are:
March 15-18- Intensive Inventory Management
April 12-13- Intensive Customer Stratification
April 28- Pricing Optimization
May 4-5- Fundamental Inventory Management
To register, please visit this page.