Serving the Supply Chain for over 20 years

Download the Brochure or use the above tabs to review the courses from the 2019 program. Details on the 2020 program will be released in October 2019.

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About UID

Since 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has been a renowned educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale-distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by   leading distribution trade associations, in cooperation with the Innovative Distribution Program at Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

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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. 

Attendees of the 2019 University of Innovative Distribution should submit the application below by May 17, 2019, to be included in the next round of certificate printing. Applications received after this date won't be reviewed until September 1. 

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