Serving the Supply Chain for over 20 years

University of Innovative Distribution

Online Registration Now Closed

Brochure CoverOnline registration for the 2015 University of Innovative Distribution is now closed. If you would still like to attend please contact Vincent Moulden at the UID office by phone, 410-940-6348 or by email,  DO NOT  mail, fax or email registration without contacting the office first. 

The newly named University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2015 marks 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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UID becomes University of Innovative Distribution

The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry, announced today that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by thirty five leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21 year history. Read more

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.

Contact UID


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