Serving the Supply Chain for over 20 years

University of Innovative Distribution

The 2016 University of Innovative Distribution was held March 6-9 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis. For the third year in a row, UID saw record-breaking attendance, with 604 attendees participating.

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2015 Uid Cover The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2016 marked the 22nd  year that UID has been serving the supply chain. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.
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University of Industrial Distribution

Purdue Certificate in Innovative Distribution

At the conclusion of the program, all attendees will receive, via mail, an official Letter of Completion issued by the Purdue University awarding 30 hours (3 CEUs – Continuing Education Units) for satisfactory completion of this four-day UID program. These CEUs may be applied toward your Professional Certificate in Innovative Distribution. As an Innovative distribution professional, the Purdue University Certificate recognizes your achievements and commitment to continuing education. The certificate is awarded upon completion of 90 hours (9 CEUs) of approved course work. A minimum of 30 hours must be earned through UID course participation. Additional credits may be derived from courses taken independently or through your trade association. Contact Dr. Kathy Newton, Department Chair, Innovative Distribution Program, at for more information.  Purduecertificateof Industrial Distribution Info 2015

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2015 Another Record Year for UID!

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.

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UID - University of Innovative Distribution
105 Eastern Avenue - Suite 104
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410/940-6348
Fax: 410/263-1659


Molly McGill
Executive Director

Vincent Moulden
Program Coordinator & Registrar