I am the person that makes the economic engine turn. I am the reason you take home a paycheck . . .
Elobau was using software to manage contacts and customer interaction notes, but the software didn’t have follow-up features, the ability to access the information remotely via the Web and didn’t allow users to share information . . .
Effectively managing energy risks is the essence of sustainability. The paper notes that supply chain disclosure is rapidly becoming the most adopted measure around the world . . .
Industrial fans, long-lasting and energy efficient, have proven an integral component of worker comfort, productivity, and energy savings . . .
As of Friday, July 27th, the index is up a smashing 25.71 points on the week for a total value of 732.03, a gain of about 4% . . .
Nearly one-third of distribution centers (DCs) are entirely outsourced, according to the survey-based Supply Chain Metrics Report released by the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium . . .
The time to initiate a bird management plan is not when the house sparrow flies through the door, as it will be too late . . .
Despite the fact that 4 in 10 executives (42 percent) said that their information technology (IT) success is “inextricably linked” to their overall business success, one in five respondents (19 percent) said their company was “behind the curve” when it comes to managing IT risk . . .
Virtually all economic data held extremely steady since last index, with the Euro and fuel costs rising only by pennies . . .
MAPI Survey on the Business Outlook: Index Slips As Individual Components Mirror Economic UncertaintyJuly 12, 2012 2:28 pm | by MAPI
Each of the 13 indexes showed some softening, including the six current business conditions indexes . . .
Modest year-over-year increases are expected through the holiday season shipping cycle, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker . . .
Whether this month’s uncharacteristically disconcerting report is an anomaly or the start of an actual trend remains to be seen . . .
If your company has not already been a party to an employment complaint, it could well be vulnerable . . .
According to Industrial Distribution’s 65th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations, 97 percent of respondents believe that it is either somewhat or very important to hire technically trained staff for careers in the distribution market. The ability to find individuals to fit that profile, however, proves to be an overwhelming and often impossible task . . .
The industrial distribution marketplace offers a particularly strong network of organizational resources. Because so many exist — and offer such a varying array of services — how can a distributor determine which, if any, is the right one?
Mike Emerson and Steve Deist, both of Indian River Consulting Group, have filled this book with actionable steps, detailed information and formulas on sales compensation structures and mechanisms, and plenty of case studies from the front lines of the wholesale distribution industry . . .
The report reveals that total U.S. business logistics costs in 2011 rose to $1.28 trillion, a 6.6 percent increase from the previous year and accounting for 8.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) . . .
These intricate and essential little pieces of metal and plastic play a large part in daily life and in the life of a distribution company, whether it’s on their own warehouse floor or in meeting the specific needs of a certain customer . . .
Now and then, I read an article with a title like, “Value-Added is Dead.” The author proceeds to argue that the term value-added is outmoded and irrelevant to contemporary business — that business has advanced beyond this antiquated term . . .