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The gulf between sales and academia is shrinking. Pressures on academia to make their business programs more practical are driving them to include sales training and sales management in the curricula.
Hear from several independent industrial distributors, as well as IBC, to learn about the evolving state of customer service for independents and how they are adapting.
Why is a personal tablet such a valuable tool for a salesperson in the office or on the road? To help answer this question, here’s a look at how exactly tablets are transforming the sales industry today.
BDI E-Business Manager Steve Grzymkowski shares his thoughts on how distributors are handling a transition from business-to-business to one of business-to-customer, including how BDI is trying to stay ahead of the curve.
Basically every industry uses ladders to some extent. If everyone is using ladders, why do so many industrial supply houses dislike carrying them?
Jack Keough discusses the trends of what made companies rise or fall on our annual list of the top 50 industrial distributors by revenue.
The key to accomplishing the task of “adding fries with that burger” is training and, once again, the restaurant industry leads the way.
To speed up fulfillment, you may actually have to add “good touches” to your processes to reduce processing time in your distribution center.
AD Industrial Supply Division President Jack Templin shares his In Memorium letter of recently passed Senior Vice President Stuart Mechlin, who was employeed by AD for 12 years, retiring as Senior Vice President in 2011.
Chicago-based Lawson Products has growth on the brain, and a clear path to get there.
Should you hire an on-site fleet manager, or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all.
Every B2B company desires to maximize margins, improve profit performance and increase shareholder value, but few are focusing their attention on pricing. What’s behind this contradiction?
Innovative companies newly envision how they manage changes in their supply chain and business operations.
Think of sales focused KPI’s as the leading key indicators that can give you a window into what the future sales numbers will look like.
Tips for manufacturers to improve and integrate supplier performance into the management of their EHS requirements.
Canton, a systems integrator, implements a barcode scanning solution to replace the Baltimore terminal’s manual data collection processes in receiving, load out, and customs clearing operations.
Intelligence and automation not just for the product, but for the content and ordering, are becoming increasingly important. A wonderfully intelligent product that is difficult to order and learn about may lose buyer interest.
You want to look for ways to squeeze time out of the distribution process, but don't want to lose that time to a transportation or inventory strategy that is misaligned along the same goals.
An Industrial Careers Pathway survey of 18 to 24-year-olds showed most would consider a career in industrial distribution appealing, though only a small portion of them had even heard of such a job field.
Maintaining equipment and training employees to operate it could spell substantial extra costs for buyers.