Karie DaudtSenior Commerce Consultant

Senior Commerce Consultant for Perficient Digital, a leading digital transformation consulting firm. Experience includes more than two decades in digital commerce, product management, business development and marketing for manufacturing and distribution organizations. Has provided strategic leadership for global suppliers and brands resulting in innovative techniques for improving the customer experience overall, reducing cost of sales and accelerating efficiencies within complex buying and selling scenarios. Authored articles for leading publications in the manufacturing, distribution and ecommerce industries.

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Digital Commerce: Federated Model vs Centralized Model

Becoming a digitally mature company is a vital piece to success. But what does your company need to look like today and what should it look like in the future to align toward that goal? What skills and resources do you need to build an organizational model that supports digital maturity? These are often questions […]

Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The eCommerce Admin

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. Responsible for the daily operations of the digital business, the eCommerce admin spends most of his day in the back end of the commerce system. He is managing website content and information, managing configuration and […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Marketing Manager

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. The marketing manager plays an important role in the B2B eCommerce journey at both manufacturing and distribution companies. She is most interested in how marketing efforts directly impact both online and traditional sales efforts. She […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: Understanding the Merchandiser

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. The B2B merchandiser role can be filled from many different functional roles within an organization, including marketing, product marketing, or even product management. The more complex the products, the most likely this role will be […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Financial Team Member

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. The financial team member is a crucial part of every B2B business. He steps in after the purchase has been made and shipped, and is interested in whether that order was received, the order was […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: Understanding the CSR

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. A Customer Service Rep (CSR) is a typical role at both manufacturing and distribution companies and is the center of a B2B buyer’s journey. They support the outside sales team and communicate with customers through […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Distribution Sales Rep

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. A direct employee of a distributor or wholesale organization, the distribution sales representative is responsible for selling the products her company sells. She is often responsible for a specific territory and the customers that reside […]

Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Direct Sales Rep

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. A direct sales representative works for a manufacturer and represents only that organization. Her role is to meet with customers, support the distribution channel, and sell her organization’s products. It is very common for the […]

Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Manufacturing Sales Rep

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. A manufacturing sales representative is an independent seller that represents manufacturers and their products, but is not a direct employee of any manufacturer. He often represents a series of complimentary manufacturers, but generally not competitors. […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Field Service Tech

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. You may find a field service technician at your own organization as an internal role, or he may be an external role with your customer. No matter the case, his journey is very important. He’s […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The User in the Field

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. You never know where you’ll find a user in the field. In fact, he usually doesn’t know where he’ll be on a daily basis. A common role in the trades, he is usually out working […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: Understanding the Senior Buyer

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. The senior buyer has more latitude with regard to ordering, including having decision making power over other buyers. She makes purchases for her company, but she can make larger purchases without approval. She may have […]

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