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Residential Housing Market A Nagging Problem For Suppliers

September 30, 2014 | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Comments

Some distributors, like HD Supply, are seeing the slowdown in the residential market affecting their sales expectations for the year. Jack Keough expands on the issue.                         

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Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the supply chain?                                         


UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

September 25, 2014 2:14 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor,

UPS' Worldport facility in Louisville, KY is not just a massive (and efficient) mailroom, it is a wonder of contemporary automation.                                 


Manufacturer's View: How Do You Compete?

September 23, 2014 3:58 pm | by Derek Furgus, Director of Sales and Marketing for Western Abrasives

In this unbelievably competitive industry, how do you stack up? What are you doing to keep a competitive edge? Are there products that you are missing?                           


Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 23, 2014 11:55 am | by Chris Fox, Editor,

There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show, so we’ve collected some of the best of IMTS 2014.                                 


Wrapping Up NSC San Diego

September 19, 2014 5:26 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Here are the product trends I felt were most prevalent by the end of the expo, as well as the booths I was particularly impressed by.                                 


Jack Keough: Family Feud

September 17, 2014 11:49 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

The case of a Northeast grocery chain will be studied for years as to how a family-owned company valued at some $3 billion can almost go out of business because of poor communication, a new management team considered greedy by employees, and an ousted CEO who was loved by his workers.


DNV GL's Short Sea Ship: The Rise Of Sea Drones?

September 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

DNV GL's unveiling of its concept for an unmanned, battery-powered short sea vessel opens the door for shipping in the form of sea drones.                               


Keeping An Eye On AmazonSupply

September 3, 2014 11:25 am | by Scott Costa, Publisher, tED magazine

AmazonSupply is ahead right now when it comes to data, but electrical distributors may be mounting a second half comeback.                                     


7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

September 2, 2014 9:47 am | by Phil Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions

Sometimes, you’ll need to rely on the strength and diligence of your partners to make sure your supply chain operations are safe.                                   


Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving The Way For Younger Execs?

August 26, 2014 5:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associated Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

As the trend of startup tech companies being run by more and more Millennials takes hold, the average executive age is dropping. But should age really matter in company leadership?                    


Jack Keough: Storeroom Management Remains Big Problem For Manufacturers

August 26, 2014 11:52 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

A new survey shows that manufacturers are being challenged in their ability to manage storerooms for their MRO/indirect supplies.                                   


What If Companies Had A Medicine Shield?

August 21, 2014 5:20 pm | by Abe WalkingBear Sanchez, B2B Credit Expert, A/R Management Group

Abe WalkingBear Sanchez tells a story relating how a company's vision should go beyond finances, rather it should reflect everyone in it.                                 


4 Factors Driving The Emergence Of Digital Manufacturing

August 21, 2014 9:52 am | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

With the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions on the spot by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips.             


7 Cardinal Rules To Retirement Planning

August 19, 2014 12:51 pm | by Carl Edwards, Owner, C.E. Wealth Group

Financial planner Carl Edwards says independent and credentialed advisors may tailor individual portfolios better.                                       


GE Ramps Up Industrial Base, Looks To Sell Appliance Unit

August 19, 2014 11:17 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

General Electric looks to sell off its century-old home appliance division in a restructuring effort to focus on its industrial business.                                 

How Much Do Fantasy Football And Other Timewasters Cost Employers?

August 15, 2014 1:42 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

With fantasy football, social media and other timewasters more popular than ever, let's take a look at how much money employers are actually losing because of them.                         


Five Major Changes Happening Right Now In Industrial Distribution

August 14, 2014 10:56 am | by Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International

Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape — five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously.                  


Investing In America’s Manufacturing Future

August 14, 2014 10:32 am | by Jon Minnick, Manufacturing Business Technology Associate Editor

While jobs have been created in the manufacturing sector over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of jobs remain unfilled due to the lack of trained workers.                         


Profiling Is OK When It Comes To Target Accounts

August 12, 2014 5:13 pm | by Brian Gardner, Founder & Lead Evangelist, SalesProcess360

Brian Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, discusses the importance of Target Account Management in gaining a competitive edge.                                   


Corporate Offshoring May Take A Hit

August 7, 2014 4:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Manufacturing Business Technology

Walgreen Co., which owns a 45 percent stake in Alliance Boots, the largest drugstore chain in the United Kingdom, has been considering whether to use an organization technique called an inversion to take advantage of the U.K's lower corporate tax rate.



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