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Lessons Learned From Lean Warehouse Projects

April 22, 2015 12:32 pm | by Charlie Jacobs, APL Logistics

When it comes to considering using lean warehouse practices, what have you got to lose – except a lot of waste and inefficiency?


The Mystery Of Industrial Lubricants

April 22, 2015 12:01 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

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.


A Unifying Vision For Distribution And The Robot Revolution

April 22, 2015 8:26 am | by Krishnan Sundaresan, Director at ARRYVE

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.


CPR For Lean Warehouses

April 21, 2015 8:01 am | by Steven (Jimmy) Benefield, Partner at enVista

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?


Changing The Customer Conversation To Total Cost

April 18, 2015 9:15 am | by Paul Reilly, Reilly Sales Training

For salespeople to convince the cynics, they need to get past price. Getting past price means changing the conversation to total cost.


How Can Maintenance Supervisors Boost Their Team’s Productivity?

April 16, 2015 12:41 pm | by Joel Levitt, Life Cycle Engineering

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.


4 Actionable Tactics To Accelerate Career Success

April 14, 2015 1:40 pm | by Vivian Ciampi, Principal at Professional Coaching, LLC

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.


5 Safety Lessons Learned From The Titanic

April 14, 2015 12:00 pm | by Mandy Savage, Graphic Products

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.


Distribution Business Lessons From Severe Weather

April 14, 2015 7:48 am | by Vic Ricci, Executive Vice President, Dotcom Distribution

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.


E-Commerce Boom Drives Dramatic Growth In Warehouse Automation Market

April 12, 2015 11:45 am | by ARC Advisory Group

Market research firm ARC Advisory Group discusses its recent study on the recent and forecasted growth of warehouse automation and control systems.


How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 9, 2015 2:38 pm | by Sid Geddam, Vice President & General Manager, Warehouse Management Systems at NetSuite

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.


Managing Supply Risk For Distributors

April 9, 2015 8:33 am | by Lisa Russell, Industry and Solution Strategy Director, Infor Distribution

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.


Why And How You Should Conduct A Waste Audit

April 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, AFFLINK

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.


Tips For Shooting Sales Videos

April 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Jim Pancero, President of Jim Pancero Inc.

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.


Turn On Your Sales Radar

March 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Tom Reilly,

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.


How Distributors & Manufacturers Can Partner To Grow Sales, Value-Added Service

March 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Gary Nuttall, President, Gray Tools Canada

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 A Distributor Keep A Competitive Sales Edge?

March 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Jim Pancero, President of Jim Pancero Inc.

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.


Product Focus: Motors And Power Transmission

March 26, 2015 8:15 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

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.


Should All Industrial Distributors Be Using Social Media?

March 26, 2015 8:15 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Social networks have been around nearly a decade, but industrial distributors are only recently joining in. Is it appropriate for you? ID spoke with Dr. Kathryne Newton, Dean of University of Innovative Distribution and professor at Purdue University, to get her thoughts on the matter.


The Importance Of Video For Industrial Distributors

March 25, 2015 8:15 am | by Darrell Sterling, Johnstone Supply Regional Sales Manager

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then what is a video worth? How do you incorporate videos into your business to aid with sales? Here some places to start.



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