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.
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.
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.
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.
With many Boards of Directors asking questions of their CEOs as to how they are prepared to deal with supply chain disruptions, the focus on risk mitigation has become raised on the priority list of supply chain executives.
DGI's move to its current ERP solution resulted in reduced costs for order processing, improved order accuracy, and faster order processing times. Now DGI has plans to grow their enrolled customers by 150 percent.
Sometimes the simple phrase of “going green” can seem overwhelming. After all, where do you start?
Thanks to companies like Atheer Labs, augmented reality is no longer a thing of science fiction and cinema. It’s being used right now, and Atheer wants to bring the technology to the industrial workplace sooner than you’d think.
Maintaining a safe working environment in your warehouse is just as important as your productivity. Here are some tips to encourage your crew to work safely.
Andrew Berlin, CEO of Chicago-based Berlin Packaging, discusses the reasons for the company's success and how the business may change in the wake of upcoming growth.
A look at how the customer/supplier relationship should work in order for both parties to get the most out of their VMI relationship.
Hear from several industrial suppliers, including two of ID's Big 50 companies, on how last year's polar vortex affected operations and what they've done to prepare for a possible repeat of last winter.
Learn how NOV reduced the size of the inventory center by 82 percent in its new building, is filling orders 64 percent faster, and can easily provide lot tracking when necessary.
Going paperless with a document management system has helped businesses manage time more effectively, better utilize their Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution, and improve business processes.
The only way to secure your facility flooring investment is by being proactive and following best practice cleaning methods. Here are five tips to help you prepare and protect your company’s floor while keeping costs down.
Be careful when marketing your product as new. It doesn’t have the pizazz that it once had.
When it comes to preventing falls, breaking bad habits and dispelling misconceptions can help reduce accidents and save lives.
When is an employer crossing the line into an actionable violation of employee rights? Similarly, what are the limits on protected employee behavior?
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.