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Jack Keough: Fastenal Positioning Itself For 2015

October 14, 2014 | by Editor | Comments

Though the company's gross margins may be slow in the short term, Fastenal has many positive signs of growth for the rest of the year and 2015.                               

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Jim Tompkins: A B2B Question From The Floor (That Nearly Floored Me)

October 1, 2014 11:21 am | by Jim Tompkins CEO, Tompkins International

Every aspect of B2B is changing and B2B players who are doing the same things today as they did 5 years ago will become obsolete.                                 

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Residential Housing Market A Nagging Problem For Suppliers

September 30, 2014 1:12 pm | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor

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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Amazon’s Involvement With Manufacturing: When Is It Too Much?

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net

By partnering with manufacturers, Amazon is able to spread its footprint into more areas and get closer and more connected to consumers.                                 

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The Inversion Crackdown Is In Full Swing

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations

The new rules may not drastically effect companies that have already inverted, but will most definitely impact companies in the process of doing so or contemplating it.                      

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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?                                         

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UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

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

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

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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?                           

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Top 10 From IMTS 2014

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

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.                                 

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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.                                 

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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.

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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.                               

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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.                                     

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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.                                   

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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?                    

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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.                                   

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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.                                 

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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.             

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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.                                       

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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.                         

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