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Why Does My 401k Contribution Keep Getting Sent Back?

October 7, 2014 1:11 pm | by Bill H. Black, Pension Services Inc.

Monies being returned means the plan is not being maximized, not reaching its potential. Here are the questions you should be asking regarding your 401k plan.                           

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5 Things Every Distributor Should Consider By 2015

October 6, 2014 1:36 pm | by Brad Poulter, Executive VP of Operations, Best Transportation Services, Inc.

Distributors have their work cut out if they want to keep ahead of trends. With 2015 around the corner, here are five bits of wisdom that can pay off for distributors looking to the future.                 

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ISM: Manufacturing Set For A Strong Q4

October 3, 2014 12:53 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

The September PMI indicates growth for the 64th consecutive month in the overall economy and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 16th consecutive month.                       

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Warehouse Automation: Risk And Reward

September 29, 2014 3:22 pm | by Luke Atkinson Foley and Steve Phillabaum, The Graham Company

Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re aware of the risks and rewards of warehouse automation.                                           

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Crescent Parts Grows, Achieves Time And Cost Savings With Tech Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:22 am | by Crescent Parts & Equipment

Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.                  

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How To Know If Your Price Is Right

September 26, 2014 12:20 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associated Editor

Often distributors overlook the thousands of chances a day they have to instantly increase profitability: every time a price is agreed upon in a sale.                             

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EPA's Proposed Power Plant Climate Rule Could Reach Far Beyond Power Plants

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Adam Reidel

Executives and managers of facilities with high electricity usage or GHG emissions should closely monitor the development of the regulatory plans in the states in which they operate.                   

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Improving Electrical Safety In The Workplace

September 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager of Harting USA

A sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment, and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.                             

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Getting More Entrenched In Your Supply Chain Is A Few Clicks Away

September 24, 2014 2:21 pm | by Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact

If you feel stuck, even just a little bit, you’re probably behind the innovation curve. Good news, this article is for you.                                     

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Grainger's Minooka DC LEEDing By Example

September 23, 2014 4:31 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

This Grainger DC is the world’s largest platinum LEED commercial facility, but that’s not all it has to offer.                                        

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Reduce Lift Truck Damage To Pallet Rack And Plant

September 23, 2014 10:29 am | by Steel King

Pre-engineered industrial guard railing systems can increase safety and decrease costs.                                               

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PMI For July Is Highest Since April 2011

September 23, 2014 9:36 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month.                           

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Strictly For Sales: Responding To A Loss-Leader

September 23, 2014 9:25 am | by Tom Reilly

Cheap prices are not innovative. Maybe the competitor is desperate for business. Do you want to mask their desperation by matching their pricing?                              

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RFID Inventory Tracking: A Hybrid Approach

September 22, 2014 3:07 pm | by Tom O'Boyle, Director Of RFID at Barcoding, Inc.

There are two types of RFID tags — passive and active — and both lend themselves to track a particular class of assets.                                     

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Jack Keough: ICP Helps High School Students On Right Distribution Path

September 22, 2014 2:52 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

How do we get entry-level students from high school to become interested and find out more about industrial distribution? The Industrial Careers Pathway program is helping to fill that void.                 

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Case Study: Quincy Compressor Turns To PointClear For Answers, Revenue Growth

September 22, 2014 1:20 pm | by Quincy Compressor

In 2010, Quincy Compressor's management team embarked on a new strategic imperative to stir up demand among new prospects or non-customers — and drive growth in key markets.                      

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Distributors Missing Out On Marketing Automation Are Missing Out On Sales

September 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Ranga Bodla, Senior Director of Industry Marketing at NetSuite

Distributors are often unaware of the value of marketing automation, according to a survey of distribution companies conducted by research firm RealResults.                           

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11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jeff Multz

Thieves in many countries are known for stealing data at rest in hotel rooms and safes, and en route to a destination.                                     

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Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

September 18, 2014 3:06 pm | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc.

A successful company needs to deploy appropriate strategies for proactively driving change and sustainable growth.                                       

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5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.                          

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