Customers are spending less time on the phone and road and more time on their computers shopping for the best deal. How can you provide extra value and separate yourselves from your competitors if your customers are shopping strictly online?
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Professional Risk Solutions' CEO De'Andre Salter discusses counterintuitive strategies to help business managers and owners re-imagine their company with more meaning, purpose, and urgency.
There is a lack of safety oversight of shippers who either don’t take the time and effort to comply with safety regulations and best shipping practices or intentionally violate regulations. Here's what you should know.
When it comes to considering using lean warehouse practices, what have you got to lose – except a lot of waste and inefficiency?
To maximize the life of the bearing and uptime of your warehouse equipment, here are three crucial things to consider for an effective industrial lubricants management program.
Robots can’t be considered the future of distribution. They are the present, and distributors that don’t plan on integrating robots with a holistic perspective will be left in the past.
Many Lean warehouse teams start out with great intentions, but slowly wane and lose their drive over time. How can leaders pump life back into a team that is losing momentum?
For salespeople to convince the cynics, they need to get past price. Getting past price means changing the conversation to total cost.
When managers don't fill up a maintenance supervisor's day with paperwork, they are at their most effective. Here's how maintenance supervisors can best serve a company by being active in several roles.
Executive coach and Harvard Business School education department coach Vivian Ciampi provides expert tips for communicating clearly and confidently and building stronger workplace relationships in pursuit of upward career mobility.
Today, April 15th, marks the 103rd anniversary of the Titanic sinking. Here are five lessons from the disaster that impacted the safety of future vessels and facility operation.
For logistics providers that depend on routine patterns, the swift and disastrous effects of severe weather can be particularly jarring. Here are a few of the strategies that Dotcom Distribution has learned for weathering even the worst storms.
Market research firm ARC Advisory Group discusses its recent study on the recent and forecasted growth of warehouse automation and control systems.
Sid Geddam of NetSuite discusses three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow, and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.
As distributors continue to enhance services to customers to remain competitive in today’s market, constant diligence is necessary to maintain a streamlined and efficient supply chain that is resistant to disruption.
Whether a waste audit is relatively simple or comprehensive, distributors can use it to achieve goals of financial savings, enhanced efficiencies, and an improved standing in the community, among others.
So you’ve decided to incorporate video into your selling methods. Before you press record, check out these tips from sales guru Jim Pancero, president of Jim Pancero, Inc., to make your videos the best they can be.
Being perceptive is a necessary competency for sales success, as many opportunities salespeople pursue are not immediately apparent. Here are some ideas to help you develop a sales radar.
Gary Nuttall, President of Gray Tools Canada, provides four examples of how distributors can take advantage of their suppliers’ capabilities to foster closer relationships, which in turn will make them more relevant to their customers.
How does one stand out from the pack when competing against independent distributors, wholesalers, and AmazonSupply? Industry veteran and sales guru Jim Pancero shares his thoughts on the keys to staying ahead of the curve.
Motors and power transmission may seem like a fairly standard product category, but manufacturers of these products say technology is evolving – and so are distributor best practices.