Check out some progressive companies that are targeting the needs of distributors around the globe. As part of Industrial Distribution's new corporate profile series, these companies are helping distributors everywhere get the job done.
ORS Nasco Inc.'s headquarters takes up 18,000 SF, the entire second floor, of the Pawnee building in the TechRidge Office Park at 41st Street and Mingo Road. The firm is North America's largest "pure" wholesaler of industrial supplies, including welding, safety, electrical, oilfield and construction products.
Larson Electronics has been producing the brightest and most durable spotlights in the industrial space since 1967. Magnalight serves the public as well with powerful lighting options for hunters, boaters and anyone needing a light they can depend on.
From ringing bells to fireplace logs crackling, the sounds of the holiday season is a near-distant memory. However, for employees in loud workplaces, these sentimental noises may become an even more faint memory of the past if the proper precautions aren’t taken.
Uline, a family-owned business since 1980, is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America. Uline offers its customers the finest quality and best selection of products with the quickest service in the industry. They believe good service is worrying about the details so the customer doesn’t have to.
Founded in 1993, QA1 Precision Products, Inc. quickly became the #1 name in rod ends, spherical bearings, custom linkages and similar products. With its start in rod ends and spherical bearings, QA1 built its foundation on quality and affordability being the number one priority. QA1 also became a leader in manufacturing shock absorbers and struts for the motorsports industry.
xTuple has a mission — to help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to grow their business profitably. This means that xTuple provides enterprise-class technology products and services at an affordable cost - the lowest Total Cost of Ownership of any ERP system on the market.
Superior Rotary Tools was founded in 1961 as a specialty abrasive convertor. Based out of Dayton, Ohio the company mainly focused on specialty abrasive products such as cartridge rolls, square pads, cross pads and flap wheels. Driven by the ingenuity of its workers, Superior Abrasives quickly built a reputation as provider of engineered metal working solutions.
For more than 32 years, Texcel has been dedicated to bringing outstanding products and services to exceed customers’ expectations, whether through a simple, friendly phone call to help place an order, or through heavy involvement in research and development to ensure that we provide the most cutting-edge and dependable products to the industry.
Brush Research is a privately owned company located in Los Angeles, California. They have been in the business of solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology since 1958. BRM was one of the first companies to advocate the critical need for finer surface finishes to optimize performance. Concepts such as plateau finishing were pioneered by their founder, Steve Rands, and are now commonplace goals across many industries.
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently completed its annual adjustment to the seasonal factors used in the monthly Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Manufacturing Report On Business® and the monthly Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report On Business®. Economists and managers who track these indexes will note these changes are effective with the January 2013 ISM Manufacturing Report On Business®.
Climate change presents near-term risks to businesses, according to the report. Fifty-one percent of the risks that disclosing companies associate with drought or extreme rain are already having an adverse effect on company operations, or are expected to within five years, say those businesses.
Although leaders within your business would like to believe disasters won’t occur, failing to prepare for one puts your workers and bottom line at risk. Several disaster-related hazards can impact your business including, fires, natural disasters, chemical spills, medical emergencies, blackouts and more.
This week, the Index was up an impressive 86.05 since November 20th, for a total value of 788.70, a number we haven’t seen since last April. This gain represents about a 10 percent increase in just two months. This large gain could be attributed to the positive numbers predicted for the 2013 year.
“Nearly three-quarters of companies are implementing technology solutions in addition to ensuring that their staffs are well-trained,” says Bruce Tompkins, Executive Director of the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium and author of the report.
It never fails, does it? You finally pushed those price increases through — to reflect the fact that your input costs have been going up dramatically — and the market takes another turn. Input costs are now speeding in the opposite direction and your customers are expecting — or rather, demanding — price decreases.
A new executive video by Tompkins International and One Network Enterprises explores why businesses should embrace new demand-driven strategies. Demand-driven supply chains have positive impacts on top and bottom lines. They create greater customer satisfaction, which leads to a more superior customer experience and ultimately results in more revenue.
Grainger looks back at 2012, the year that marked the company’s 85th anniversary, and finds that lessons learned from the past related to customer service continue to represent trends of today and beyond.Grainger reflects on its history and outlines key lessons from the past that have stood the test of time.
The U.S. Economy – and its future – was one of the most hotly debated topics in this year’s presidential election. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you land on, there is no denying or escaping the fact that most everyone in America with access to a news source is holding their breath in anticipation.
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” In today’s fast-paced world, Darwin’s words have never been more true. For an organization to compete, it must quickly and efficiently adapt to whatever comes its way. How can an organization’s leaders plan and execute lasting change? In a new book from Moe Glenner, managers can find out how.