The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence has released its first e-book via www.amazon.com. Facing the Forces of Change: Decisive Actions for an Uncertain Economy, is the ninth edition of this acclaimed wholesale distribution strategy report published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), Washington, D.C. It's also available as a Kindle Edition via Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/kVMmzN. The book is also available as a softcover edition from NAW Institute at www.naw.org/ftf10.

This report provides distributors, suppliers, customers and others with strategic insights into the key business and economic trends affecting the wholesale distribution supply chain through 2015. The four major trends covered in the report are analytics, services, information technology and human capital. This report also describes the innovative strategies and tactics distributors can use in response to these trends, especially given the most recent recession.