As an alliance of millwork distributors and manufacturers, our success reflects our member’s success. We believe that ongoing education about best practices, industry trends, and skill development is an essential component of your success. No matter your skill level, interests, or availability, we offer a host of educational opportunities for the millwork industry. Can’t set aside time for an online course? Get a quick overview on a topic of interest by attending one of our live webinars for members and non-members. Sign up for a webinar today!

How Leading Manufacturers & Distributors Are Preparing For Digital Disruption

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST

Rapid advancements in technology are causing a categorical shift in manufacturing and distribution. Because of the sheer pace and disruptive nature of these changes, manufacturers and distributors must make informed software investments that set them up for future success — most notably, the sales and ordering platform.

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Robotic Process Automation in Distribution:  The Myths and Realities

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

There are few activities that we participate in today, professionally and personally, that don’t have a relationship with technology. Early technology simply monitored our activities and events – consider the speedometer. It then evolved to simple programming – like cruise control.

Today it continues to evolve to be prescriptive and cognitive – Are you ready to ride in a driverless vehicle? In business processes, the term “automation” has been associated with transactions for many years. New technology solutions are now offering Robotic Process Automation (RPA) tools for wholesaler-distributors and everyone is scrambling to understand what exactly those solutions deliver.

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Continuing Education

WMA’s partnership with Modern Distribution Management provides members the benefit of learning from key industry professionals about what is relevant today with free webinars and WMA member discounts.