The new book “Outlook 2006: An Executive's Companion to Facing the Forces of Change” is a diverse collection of insights from a power-packed group of 11 wholesale distribution industry analysts, authors, professors and consultants.

Published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors' (NAW) Distribution Research and Education Foundation (DREF), Washington, D.C., the book's topics include strategic planning, increasing value to potential investors, improving employee relations, strengthening manufacturer-distributor relations, sales force transformation, corporate branding, strategic communications, effectively employing technology, applying customer profitability data, and exploring outsourced logistics services.

To order “Outlook 2006,” visit www.naw.org/outlook2006/ or call NAW at (202) 872-0885.

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