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Connected Business

As the business landscape continues to evolve, this new research study will explore the opportunity digital transformation holds for the industry

Selling Services Benchmark

This bi-annual survey was designed to create a benchmark of the value added services that electrical distributors are currently offering their customers.

Practices to Profit

Supply Chain Visions, "From Practices to Profit" report offers a comprehensive self-assessment guide tailored for electrical distributors.

Agile Construction Partnership

This report examines the use of agile procurement within an electrical manufacturing, distribution, and construction supply chain.

ESCO Partnerships

Partnerships with energy service companies (ESCOs) remain a favored recommendation for distributors to enter and maintain their stake in the energy market.

Leveraging Your Data

Learn how members of the electrical distribution channel can plan and execute big data projects to maximize not only sales, but also stock, logistics and customer satisfaction.

Value Added Services

Electrical distributors who work to improve services will be rewarded with reduced processing costs and better customer satisfaction and revenue streams from customers who value service.

Supply Chain Scorecard

The scorecard provides a range of options in how you track and present data to your manufacturers and manufacturer reps.

Using Lean Principles

Learn about lean principles from peers in the industry and the impressive results achieved from implementing Lean Principles.

DBE Compliance

This brief report reviews the proper use of DBEs and provides suggestions to establish a DBE compliance program.

Manufacturer Relationships

Featuring Dirk Beveridge, this project focuses on the importance of working together and how to achieve more successful relationships between distributors and manufacturers.

DC Power Opportunities

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges of the rising DC power market.

Selling Energy Matters

Services and products being offered by electrical distributors.

Smart Grid

This research features a number of resources to help you not only better understand the smart grid space, but also sales prospects for smart grid projects.

Smart Energy Management Systems

The Smart Energy Management System (SEMS) market is an important strategic opportunity for electrical distributors and will require them to stretch beyond their traditional capabilities.

Terms and Conditions

The research below provides details on common legal provisions, negotiation tactics, and ways to effectively work with legal counsel.

Product Liability Exposure

This research provides in-depth recommendations relative to the risks distributors face and actions they need to take to limit their product liability exposure.

Emerging Sales Forces

The Emerging Sales Force considers various technology, demographic, and economic trends to help determine the organization of your sales team in the next ten years.

Employee Compensation

NAED has joined together with 19 other distribution organizations in sponsoring this large cross-industry compensation study.

HR & Training

This report includes benchmarks for distributors, general HR practices, organizational statistics, training, and recruiting efforts.

IT Expenses Report

This report provides industry professionals with the most up-to-date picture of IT financial performance measures in the industry.

Market Intelligence Tool

The NAED Market Data Program is an industry-owned market intelligence tool that will help you analyze your information and help you make better informed decisions.

State of the Industry

This report provides an overview of the economic expectations, anticipated growth, and perceived industry drivers by C-suite leaders in the electrical distribution industry.

Market Overview

This report provides an overview of the sales, customers, and services as it pertains to the electrical distribution industry

Strategic Technology

Technology is changing the way electrical distributors manage their operations, serve their customers, and engage future leaders.

Archived Research

View NAED archived research reports published prior to 2016.

PAR® Report

Regarded as one of NAED's most popular offerings, the results of the NAED PAR Survey provide benchmarks for distributors' key financial categories.

Selling Services

This bi-annual survey was designed to create a benchmark of the value added services that electrical distributors are currently offering their customers.

Let's Get Digital

A Roadmap for Digital Supply Chain Excellence in the Canadian Electrical Industry.