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For wholesale distributors looking to unleash their business by leveraging a single platform to run their entire business, NetSuite offers a unified cloud platform to provide a real-time 360 degree view of your customers and business, anytime, anywhere, and in real time.

The NetSuite Wholesale Distribution Edition automates and streamlines business processes, so you can cut costs and grow profits. NetSuite combines customer-facing sales force automation, marketing, and customer service processes with inventory management, fulfillment, and accounting.

The Key To Remaining Relevant In The Age of Disruption

Business Model Innovation For Distributors
Why this webinar matters:

According to a recent NetSuite survey, the top three business priorities for distributors are revenue growth, increasing profitability, and customer retention. The questions you must ask yourself are “What business model will deliver on these priorities?” and “How do I design it?”

What you will learn: 
  • How to approach your business model
  • Business Model Design principles and best practices
  • Lessons from three distributors who have transformed their business model
  • Practical how-to, so you can begin innovating immediately 

Who your hosts are:
  • Saul Kaplan - Author of best selling book, Business Model Innovation
  • Charles Brunson - Distribution CEO leading business model innovation
  • Ranga Bodla - Distribution expert with NetSuite
  • Dirk Beveridge - Founder of UnleashWD

Who should watch it:

Anyone with strategy development responsibility and is ready to drive change.


Who You Will Hear From

Saul Kaplan

Founder & Chief Catalyst, Business Innovation Factory

Saul’s Business Innovation Factory (BIF) is a real-world laboratory for exploring and testing new business models and social systems. His work has attracted a global community of over 5,000 innovators. Saul is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Charles Brunson

Chief Bean Counter and CEO at Capitol Coffee Systems

Charles Brunson is the Chief Bean Counter and CEO at Capital Coffee Systems. Capital Coffee Systems is a 2nd-Generation family owned distribution and services company started in 1979 with a single premise of providing the highest level of service in the office coffee industry. 30 years later, under the direction of Charles, Capital Coffee has expanded their business quite significantly operating now across the Carolinas and servicing the entire breakroom for thousands of offices.

Ranga Bodla 
Ranga Bodla

Director of Industry Marketing, NetSuite

Ranga Bodla, Director of Industry Marketing with a focus on wholesale distribution, brings to NetSuite more than 15 years of combined product management and marketing experience, with expertise in the software technology industry. In his current role, Bodla is charged with driving the marketing strategy and programs targeting wholesale distribution companies. 

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Dirk Beveridge

President 4th Generation Systems, Founder UnleashWD

Dirk Beveridge is the founder of UnleashWD, the first innovation summit for the distribution industry. Dirk seeks to change the culture of the wholesale distribution industry by turning participating organizations in to adaptive, innovative and more profitable companies.


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