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Holesale warehouseHorrible half-
source 'holesale

20yr stockless revolution
self destructs; limits one
source business supplies


In 1993, US#1 wholesaler United led the single source 'stockless' revolution. Wholesalers & progressive dealers in US/UK followed. Today, only Essendant (ex-United) and Amazon maintain the broadline business supplies drive. Meanwhile, the rest are failing, threatening small dealer survival. We review latest results...

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5 citiesTop Office Cities – 2017

Can anyone

budge Boston?

Chicago, SF, SEA, MSP, NY
London & BOS rivals again


The Proficiency Index annual review of Top Business Supply/Services cities is complete and previous winners, rank high again. Where is the new market epicentre? 

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40 under 40 2015Proficiency Index Poll

40 under 40

Nominations complete for
the international business
supply market's top talent


Nominations for the 8th Annual Proficiency Index ’40 under 40’ Poll have closed. The hugely popular feature identifying the rising stars of the new Managed Productivity Services marketplace attracted 193 nominations.. The Top 40 results are all in... Published Tomorrow

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Lucy mobile montage v3What Lucy wants
in office supply

Mobile webstores, 1 click,
human personal service.
Lighter hygienic offices


Proficiency Index's 13th Annual Businesswomen Buying Survey,
primarily users (typically Lucy) with executive power, is more comprehensive than ever. It provides even greater insight into the latest trends in mobile shopping for business... Report updated & complete

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CFO keyholeWomen control
business supply

5 Keys to reach hearts
& minds most don't reach


Women are the majority decision makers in business supply. However, most are still ignored or disrespected by marketers who tend to ‘pink-up’ campaigns mindlessly. Here is how to reach the ’whole her’...

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most creative people 2017Most Creative
People in the
Office Market

Top innovators, designers,
thought leaders & marktrs

 

Fast Company’s June edition headlined the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business in 2017’. We take a close look at the best creative minds in the office market. We publish the Top 10 with ratings here... 

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Productivity leaders 2016 July2017 Champions
of Productivity

Can lean stocking dealers
catch exhausted etailers?

 
We've completed the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2017 Review, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. All returns are now in we will publish the Half Year Leaderbord tomorrow... Complete

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Furnituremakers 2026 montageFeel good factor
fuels furniture
m o v e m e n t

Worklife confluence fires
up ergonomic innovation

 

The 'TrumpBump' has fueled short term business confidence. In spite of a transactional slowdown in Q1'17,  CEO's project a more positive outlook especially in contract interiors market.   We highlight trends and review furnituremakers' performance. Updated

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Washroom hygiene womanHygiene Supplies:
Your hot & healthy
mkt opportunity

Brand leaders u/pressure
from cheaper new entrants


The disposable hygiene products market is witnessing an annual growth of nearly 6-7% due to increased spending on personal care products globally.

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Most admired leaders 2017The Top 10 Most
Admired Leaders

Review of progressive
business supply CEO's

 
Fortune just published its Top 50 Greatest Leaders 2017 that included only Amazon's Jeff BezosSalesforce's Marc Benioff from the business services market. We list the business supply leaders inc. your nominations.. Updated

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Champions of Productivity - 2017 Half Year Leaderboard

Productivity leaders 2016 July2017 Champions
of Productivity

Can lean stocking dealers
catch exhausted etailers?

 
We've completed the Proficiency Index Dealer Productivity 2017 Review, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability. All returns are now in we will publish the Half Year Leaderbord tomorrow... Complete

Read More...

Most Creative People in the Office market 2017

most creative people 2017Most Creative
People in the
Office Market

Top innovators, designers,
thought leaders & marktrs

 

Fast Company’s June edition headlined the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business in 2017’. We take a close look at the best creative minds in the office market. We publish the Top 10 with ratings here... 

Read More...

13th Annual Businesswomen Buying Survey 2017

Lucy mobile montage v3What Lucy wants
in office supply

Mobile webstores, 1 click,
human personal service.
Lighter hygienic offices


Proficiency Index's 13th Annual Businesswomen Buying Survey,
primarily users (typically Lucy) with executive power, is more comprehensive than ever. It provides even greater insight into the latest trends in mobile shopping for business... Report updated & complete

Read More...

Rising Stars - 40 under 40 2017

40 under 40 2015Proficiency Index Poll

40 under 40

Nominations complete for
the international business
supply market's top talent


Nominations for the 8th Annual Proficiency Index ’40 under 40’ Poll have closed. The hugely popular feature identifying the rising stars of the new Managed Productivity Services marketplace attracted 193 nominations.. The Top 40 results are all in... Published Tomorrow

Read More...

Women control business supply buying

CFO keyholeWomen control
business supply

5 Keys to reach hearts
& minds most don't reach


Women are the majority decision makers in business supply. However, most are still ignored or disrespected by marketers who tend to ‘pink-up’ campaigns mindlessly. Here is how to reach the ’whole her’...

Read More...

Top Office Cities 2017

5 citiesTop Office Cities – 2017

Can anyone

budge Boston?

Chicago, SF, SEA, MSP, NY
London & BOS rivals again


The Proficiency Index annual review of Top Business Supply/Services cities is complete and previous winners, rank high again. Where is the new market epicentre? 

Read More...

Half Source Wholesalers Review

Holesale warehouseHorrible half-
source 'holesale

20yr stockless revolution
self destructs; limits one
source business supplies


In 1993, US#1 wholesaler United led the single source 'stockless' revolution. Wholesalers & progressive dealers in US/UK followed. Today, only Essendant (ex-United) and Amazon maintain the broadline business supplies drive. Meanwhile, the rest are failing, threatening small dealer survival. We review latest results...

Read More...