EDA’s first survey provides launch-pad for action

October 12, 2016

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.