The Distribution Management University (DMU) will be held in conjunction with the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) + North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) Annual Convention on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Fla.

DMU is an opportunity for general, sales, branch and operations managers to expand their industry knowledge and enhance leadership skills. According to organizers, DMU is focused on the real world of the market level manager. Sessions are fast paced, interactive and fun and provide real tools to grow profit and market share. 

Bob Langdon, author of Managing Your Business for Profit, will lead this year's DMU. Since beginning his consulting practice in 1983, Langdon has been assisting business owners in achieving their sales and financial goals. Gaining comprehensive business skills working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers and serving as the general manager for a rapidly expanding wholesale distribution company has enabled Langdon to understand the challenges of distribution management.

In this program, Langdon will show attendees proven techniques to increasing gross margin, cash flow and return on investment, while retaining their best customers. They will learn how to calculate breakeven for their business, thus assisting you in achieving their profit goals. In addition, attendees will discover how to prepare alternative financial forecasts for their business, thus enhancing their ability to be successful in a rapidly changing environment.

“We are excited for the unique perspective and background that Bob Langdon will bring as the speaker for the 2015 DMU,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive director of NBMDA and NAFCD. “The DMU workshop has proven to enhance the leadership skills of attendees and this year will be no different. I look forward to Bob Langdon’s session and know it will be beneficial for all in attendance.” 

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