A holiday-shortened week was still busy for news in the industrial distribution market. A new Grainger COO and acquisitions for several of ID's Big 50 companies announced over the past couple days look to remain hot items heading into next week.
A holiday-shortened week was still busy for news in the industrial distribution market. A new...
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Take a look at the impressive movement of companies looking to reshore their facilities.
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A UPS market study of industrial distributors' buying behavior led the way over the past seven days on ID, along with sales and cost-reduction best practice pieces.
The release of the 2015 Fortune 500 leads this week's edition, showing where nine of ID's Big 50 companies stack up against the largest corporations in the United States. Exclusive content covering Amazon Business and HD Supply were also big items over the past seven days.
HD Supply's big Q1 came despite losing 180 branch days due to weather, while the company's Construction & Industrial segment looks to stay hot. Meanwhile, CEO Joe DeAngelo isn't worried about Amazon Business.
It's easy to think about customer service as a sum of its parts — the service you provide to your customer. But in my story, it’s scary to think about the impact of a customer service experience before I was even a customer.
Five of Industrial Distribution's Big 50 companies crack Fortune's top 500 largest corporations, while a trio of others are in the top 1,000. See also where many other well-known industrial manufacturers, electrical distributors, and service providers rank.
Ever-popular sales best practices guru Paul Reilly made another big splash on ID this past week, along with contributing editor Jack Keough's discussion on Amazon Business. Fastenal also posted underwhelming May sales figures amongst its continued sales hiring push.
Industrial Distribution sat down with Prentis Wilson, VP, Amazon Business, and Petra Schindler-Carter, Director and GM, Amazon Business Marketplace, for an exclusive interview on how AmazonSupply morphed into a brand new marketplace for B2B buyers and sellers.
ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses Amazon Business' swift integration of AmazonSupply and what changes it brings. Keough also answers the question of 'how successful was AmazonSupply?'
Many in today’s workforce so closely integrate work efforts into their overall life that the days of ‘clocking out’ are buried in the distant memories of work before email. How can businesses with stringent scheduling requirements help address employee wants and needs?
ID's top items over the past seven days have been a true mixed bag, including a piece written by the CEO of a Big 50 company, a sales best-practices article, and an installment of our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations.
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While major industrial distribution news over the past seven days was on the slow side compared to recent weeks', this installment is stocked full of thought leadership pieces, and the first installment of our 68th Survey of Distributor Operations.
E-commerce sales, along with a rise in institutional and commercial building, have experts predicting continued gains in the non-residential construction market.
There is a crisis on the trucking and shipping side of things, and it is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers and change the way warehouses and manufacturers need to operate.
Take a look at the current state of FedEx Ground, and a rundown of where and when to expect new distribution hubs over the next couple years. Is one coming near you?