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NAHAD's University of Innovative Distribution - UID offers an annual, intensive four-day educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Students select their own half or full-day courses each day, with classes focused on distribution management, territory sales, marketing, negotiation skills, inventory management, sales management, human resources, leadership, information technologies and many more.
Since 1994, UID has been known worldwide for excellence in education. Over 10,000 distribution and manufacturing professionals from around the globe have attended this program.
UID is offered each March and is sponsored by NAHAD and 35 other leading industry associations, in cooperation with Purdue University's Department of Innovative Technology. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.
The 2015 University of Innovative Distribution was held March 8-11 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis. For the second year in a row, UID saw record-breaking attendance, with 579 attendees participating.