PEI is proud to be a sponsoring association of the University of Industrial Distribution (UID).
UID is the premier executive education event for manufacturers and wholesalers in the industrial distribution industry.
UID is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. This four-day intensive educational program has received rave reviews from more than 5,000 owner-principles, executives, senior managers and associates from around the world representing more than 25 distribution associations.
CEOs, branch managers, sales personnel, purchasing and inventory managers, human resources directors, operations managers, and many others stand to benefit from the distribution-specific program.
A small sampling of topics covered include: advanced inventory control, leadership for distribution managers, improving productivity and the bottom line, sales and marketing strategies, and negotiation skills.
Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading industrial distribution professional associations in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue University. Working together with these groups, PEI takes great pride in providing a superior learning experience with a concentration of study for industrial distribution professionals.
Participants in the UID Program can earn credits toward a Professional Certificate of Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University. At the conclusion of the program, attendees receive an official Letter of Completion that awards 30 hours (three continuing education units), which can then be applied toward the professional certificate.