By October 13, 2016 Read More →

EDA’s first survey provides launch-pad for action

The Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) has published the results of its inaugural survey into the issues and opportunities facing its electrical wholesaler and manufacturer members.

The survey – “What keeps you awake at night?” – explores broad themes including technology and online sales, supply-side and sales-side issues, employee training and how to attract a pipeline of new talent to the sector, and the key features of supply-chain relationships.

Margaret Fitzsimons, the EDA’s Director, said: “The EDA’s strategy must align with the needs of our members – both wholesalers and manufacturers – and our survey takes the temperature of the sector, giving us a solid launch-pad for further discussions and, most importantly, for action.”

The survey findings represent the views of managers, including senior managers, from over 250 wholesaler and manufacturer organisations.

An easy-to-digest summary of the survey is available as a pull-out in the October 2016 issue of Taking Stock, the quarterly newsletter of the EDA distributed within Electrical Wholesaler magazine, and available online via the EDA’s website