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The State Of Women In The Supply Chain

January 26, 2015 | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, yet only one-fourth of supply chain jobs. With a supply chain labor shortage continuing to grow, women remain an untapped resource.                   

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5 Emerging E-Commerce Trends In Distribution, Pt. 1

January 22, 2015 9:00 am | by Ranga Bodla, Wholesale Distribution Lead, NetSuite

Distributors are having to quickly develop an e-commerce presence or risk losing potential business and customers. They can use these five trends to compete faster and smarter.                     

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Learning From Mistakes, Part 3: CRM

January 16, 2015 4:23 pm | by Dan McDade, President and CEO, PointClear

PointClear President and CEO Dan McDade concludes his series on how distributors can learn from mistakes made by early adopters of customer relationship management.                         

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5 Reasons To Convert To Automated Storage & Retrieval

January 15, 2015 2:47 pm | by Kardex Remstar, LLC

To justify your investment in low risk picking automation, consider these five key areas of potential profit in your current warehousing and order fulfillment operations.                       

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Tangible Property Regulations: What You Need To Know, Pt. 2

January 15, 2015 8:14 am | by Teri Samples, Tax Partner at Mueller Prost LC

The conclusion to this two-part guide can help ensure that your company's property assets are written off for the biggest tax return possible.                               

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The Benefits Of Automating ERP

January 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Alyssa Kadansky, Metafile Information Systems

Heaps of paperwork can prevent business processes from operating efficiently, whereas research has shown productivity gains of as much as 82 percent in companies that automate their ERP solution. Here's why you should.       

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How To Protect Your Facility Floor During Winter

January 12, 2015 12:59 pm | by Robert Kravitz

Rain, snow, ice, and ice melt can play havoc on a floor’s finish, and when this happens, they can also damage the floor itself. But there are ways to keep hard-surface floors clean, safe, and healthy during the winter.       

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Tangible Property Regulations: What You Need To Know, Pt. 1

January 8, 2015 10:44 am | by Teri Samples, Tax Partner at Mueller Prost LC

With new tax regulations in effect for 2014 returns, this two-part guide can help ensure that your company's property assets are written off for the biggest tax return possible.                    

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Learning From Mistakes, Pt. 2: Big Data Analytics

January 5, 2015 9:23 am | by Dan McDade, President and CEO, PointClear

In this second segment of a three-part series, PointClear President and CEO Dan McDade discusses how distributors can learn from mistakes made by early adopters of big data analytics.                   

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4 Signals The Customer Is Ready To Buy

January 2, 2015 10:14 am | by Paul Reilly, Tom Reilly Training

The customer will let you know when they are ready to buy. It is the salesperson’s job to listen. Salespeople should recognize these buying signals and respond appropriately.                     

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Distribution Hiring Process: The $7,645 Letter

December 30, 2014 3:19 pm | by Robert Kravitz, Altura Solutions

It cost money — often a lot of money — to hire a new employee. That’s why it's very important to use every tool possible to help mitigate these expenses and, at the same time, try to eliminate the number of “bad hires.”         

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9 Habits To Avoid At Work In 2015

December 30, 2014 1:46 pm | by Geoffrey James, Blogger, Inc.com

With a new year coming, this is an excellent time to expunge work habits that irritate coworkers and make you less effective.                     

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Manufacturing Outlook For 2015: Q&A With Matthew B. Elliott

December 23, 2014 2:11 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing.net

Matthew B. Elliott, Michigan State President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch discusses upcoming trends, the skilled labor shortage, and domestic expansion of manufacturing.               

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A New Approach To Identify Top Talent In Distribution

December 23, 2014 12:19 pm | by Lisa Russell, Industry and Solution Strategy Director, Infor

As the baby boomer generation retires and a disproportionate number of skilled employees leave the workforce, how can distributors find and keep top talent to replace tenured workers?                   

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Learning From Mistakes, Pt. 1: Marketing Automation

December 22, 2014 1:40 pm | by Dan McDade, President and CEO, PointClear

In this first of a three-part series, PointClear President and CEO Dan McDade discusses how distributors can learn from mistakes made by early adopters of marketing automation.                     

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2015: A Busy Year For OSHA

December 19, 2014 1:47 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO

According to OSHA's budget justification, its plans to increase the number of health inspections next year are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to its full 2015 agenda.                     

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CO2 Levels Reach All-Time High, But Growth Is Slowing

December 19, 2014 1:23 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info

While bustling economies with booming industries have often sent CO2 emissions soaring, government actions have begun to mitigate this coupling trend.                             

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6 Key Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

December 19, 2014 10:10 am | by John Zegers, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing

John Zegers, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, says a convergence of activities suggest that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing.                   

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5 Tips For Creating A Sales-Focused Showroom

December 18, 2014 12:19 pm | by Afflink

Though e-commerce and the need for efficient websites continues to grow, distributors should not forget the importance of having an attractive retail showroom for their brick-and-mortar stores.                 

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Charitable Distributor ‘We Share Supply’ To Launch Jan. 1

December 17, 2014 12:31 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Canadian-based industrial distribution start-up We Share Supply sets itself apart from the crowd in that 2 percent of every sale goes to a charity of the customer’s choosing.                      

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7 Terrible Sales Lines That Have To Go

December 16, 2014 10:13 am | by Paul Reilly, Tom Reilly Training

One reason salespeople have a bad reputation is because of the phrases they use. Some are good, some could be better, and some are just plain lousy.                            

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