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Connect to Your Customers and Suppliers, Using the Flooring Industry B2B Standard

The next CTDA webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:00 am Central on "Connecting to your Customers and Suppliers using the Floor Industry B2B Standard" with Pamela Bowe, Executive Director of fcB2B and Mitch Dancik, CEO of Dancik International.

CTDA is an active participant in the implementation and ongoing support of the Flooring Industry B2B Standard , commonly known as fcB2B. These standards are enabling thousands of flooring and tile companies to electronically send and receive product catalogs, price lists, orders, invoices and more.

Today’s software can enable you to trade all of these B2B transactions. Join the long list of manufacturers, distributors and retailers that have implemented state-of-the-art B2B solutions. fcB2B technology can offer distributors, retailers, and suppliers the same EDI services as those offered by the industry’s largest suppliers and manufacturers.

More than 300,000 companies worldwide use EDI standards in daily business transactions.

Learn what distributors are finding when they use fcB2B/EDI

• Cost Savings
• Increased Profits
• Improved productivity
• Lower overhead costs
• Improved service levels
• Improvement in customer satisfaction management
• Stay competitive

Learn which of your suppliers/customers/competitors are fcB2B capable.

Time is money and with B2B technology you save both. The future of flooring is available today. Attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to take advantage of this technology, now.

Biographies:

Pamela has worked in the contract industry for nearly 30 years. She developed market territories for Knoll International, Bernhardt Furniture and DEEPA Textiles. Working with carpet mills such as Shaw, Interface, Durkan Patterned Carpet, Mohawk Commercial Group, Monterey Carpet and Constantine Commercial she has extensive knowledge of the flooring industry’s products and distribution channels. Her experience with large scale pattern development forhigh traffic projects led to the successful launch of several custom carpet programs for both broadloom and carpet tile.

In 1999 she co-founded TrueFlooring, an internet technology company acting as the design and specification portal for architects and designers. TrueFlooring was acquired by Smooth Corporation, parent of iFLOOR in 2001. Shortly after the sale of TrueFlooring, Pamela recognized an emerging market and established BOWE Company, Inc., which is specifically designed to integrate practical technologies into the everyday business of the contract marketplace. Since 2005, Pamela has served as Executive Director of the Floor Covering Business to Business Association, the not-for-profit industry group developing technology designed to benefit all entities in the flooring industry. In 2010 Pamela was elected to the Board of Directors of FCICA-The Floor Covering Installation Contractors Association.  In 2011, Pamela was honored to be named as one of the Top 25 Women influencing the Carpet Industry for the past 25 years.

Mitchell Dancik is Chairman Of The Board of Dancik International, Ltd., the leading provider of software to the floor covering, ceramic tile, and natural stone industries. Mitch started his career creating systems for the distribution of a wide range of products including cosmetics, aviation parts, apparel, and periodicals. In 1985 Mitch became fascinated by the unique and challenging aspects of the tile and flooring industry, and has spent the past twenty-five years working with over one hundred leading tile, flooring, and stone companies. Mitch has always specialized in systems that work seamlessly for an entire supply chain. His company’s trademarked slogan is “It’s All Connected”, and his software has connected consumers, retailers, importers, distributors, and big box stores to each other and to their respective manufacturers.

Today, half of all the tile and flooring sold in North America is processed by Dancik software at some point on its journey from the plant to the home. Mitch’s company, Dancik International, has been a consistent sponsor and participant in many industry organizations, including the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), The Floor Covering Business To Business Association (fcB2B), and the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA).   

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