Excluding volatile energy and food prices, wholesale costs increased 0.2% in October and 1.4 percent in the past 12 months. The continued low level of inflation enables the Federal Reserve to maintain its unique stimulus measures.
The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000 last week, the lowest since late September and further evidence of an improving job market.
Real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.2% from September to October, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This result stems from a 0.1% increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.1% decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
Epicor Eclipse now features Electronic Data Interchange 810 improvements, Small Project Job enhancements, and Lien Tracking improvements, as well as the ability to track customer-owned inventory, create central Purchase Orders “on the fly,” and automatically assign lot numbers and print lot labels.
The Bandit Hoist is the lightest, smallest and most compact ¾ and 1-1/2 ton lever-hoist that Columbus McKinnon has ever introduced into the market.
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In today's customer service world, the first age where phone support is preferred over web support occurs at age 51. We point to the millennials a lot, but everyone is moving to a more tech based system all the time. Companies are falling behind if they are not offering that as an option.
The new 132,000 square-foot facility is easily accessible to I-880 and boasts 50% more capacity. Graybar’s Hayward Service Center is one of two regional service centers in California.
The ISA Manufacturers Index increased from 61.7% in September to 66.7% in October, while the Distributor Index rose from 64.8% in September to 70.9% in October. For each index, a reading above 50% indicates expansion, while a reading below 50% indicates contraction.
The 3Q13 PTDA Business Index produced a reading of 51.6 which represents a decrease over last quarter's reading of 54.7 and the third consecutive quarter of slower growth. Survey participants anticipate limited upside for the channel in 2014, possibly driven by decreasing pricing power.
Rexel Holdings USA’s 450 U.S. locations collected enough phones to provide 60,090 minutes of free talk time to help active-duty military members and veterans keep in touch with family this holiday season. Employee enthusiasm was a driving force in the campaign, which exceeded expectations in both participation and results.
B2B companies need to acknowledge that B2C companies are in the lead when it comes to studying customer behaviors and predicting what might be next or what might be best for that customer. We have experienced this – each one of us – when we go to an ecommerce website.
A single Focus II Light Curtain or Light Grid model can be used for all applications, eliminating the need to order or stock multiple versions for varying machine safety requirements, says the company.
Legacy buildings utilize a durable rigid frame in place of the hollow-tube, open web truss framing traditionally used for fabric buildings. Unlike hollow tube steel, Legacy’s solid structural steel beams are not vulnerable to unseen corrosion originating inside a tube.
“I firmly believe that we can attribute this record to the increase of our in-house manufacturing and assembly capabilities,” stated Craig Van den Avont, President of GAM, “We have not only reduced the leadtimes to our customers, but we can also bring new products to market quicker than ever before.”
In 2012, Grainger posted nearly $3 billion in eCommerce sales, representing almost a third of total company sales. This new app will boost access to tablet users, giving them the same access as smartphone users.
Sears has become known as a go-to gear destination for DIY'ers to professional craftspeople and everyone in between. New to the safety footwear field, KEEN Utility has quickly carved a place for its work footwear in the market, proving that work boots are just as important as any other tool — in this case, tools for your feet.
According to Brian Short, 2013 PTDA Foundation Fund Drive Chair, “We have again seen extraordinary support from the power transmission industry . . . PTDA members recognize the importance of building tomorrow’s workforce. They are willing to invest because they know ICP resources will help them spread the word about the incredibly rewarding careers in industrial distribution."
The National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel has investigated charges alleging that Walmart violated the rights of its employees as a result of activities surrounding employee protests. The Office of the General Counsel found merit in some of the charges and no merit in others.
What does technology that allows us to view Earth from the International Space Station as it orbits around the planet have to do with supply chain management? Or technology that helps authorities pinpoint and deploy vital resources during a catastrophic natural disaster? The ability to track and analyze big data in real-time.