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The Magic 8 WMS Questions You Need To Ask

June 11, 2015 8:02 am | by Eric Allais, president & CEO, PathGuide Technologies | Articles | Comments

Choosing the right WMS can not only make processes more efficient and help manage a workforce, it can also position an organization for growth and greatly improve customer service. But not all warehouse management solutions are created equal.

Five Projects For Distributor Summer Interns

June 9, 2015 7:55 am | by Mark Tomalonis, Principal, WarehouseTWO | Articles | Comments

High school and college students can be enthusiastic, tech-savvy, and inexpensive resources for...

The 68th Survey of Distributor Operations: Employment

May 27, 2015 8:38 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

How many industrial distributors are adding or reducing staff, and in which areas? Find out here...

The 68th Survey of Distributor Operations: Best Practices

May 20, 2015 1:38 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Even as e-commerce reshapes the market, best practices tend to stay the same. Even so, relations...

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Case Study: Shop Tools Revamps Industrial Vending Sales Ordering With Conexiom

May 6, 2015 9:33 am | by Conexiom | Articles | Comments

Wanting a solution to process industrial vending orders more efficiently, Shop Tools turned to Conexiom for sales order automation. The result was time and cost savings, error elimination, as well as ROI in the first 30 days.

How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 9, 2015 2:38 pm | by Sid Geddam, Vice President & General Manager, Warehouse Management Systems at NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Sid Geddam of NetSuite discusses three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow, and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.

Forklift Conversion: The Key To Eco-Efficiency

January 28, 2015 2:29 pm | by Brian Faust, General Manager, Douglas Battery | Articles | Comments

Forklift fleets offer significant opportunities for warehouses and distribution centers to improve their eco-efficiency. One way is to convert from forklifts powered by internal combustion to electric lift trucks.           


NN, Inc. Reorganizes Bearing Components Group

January 16, 2015 12:26 pm | by NN, Inc. | News | Comments

The company has split its portfolio into two business units, and announced four new executive positions.                                         

Tangible Property Regulations: What You Need To Know, Pt. 2

January 15, 2015 8:14 am | by Teri Samples, Tax Partner at Mueller Prost LC | Articles | Comments

The conclusion to this two-part guide can help ensure that your company's property assets are written off for the biggest tax return possible.                               

Roll-Kraft Adds Fastenal Vending Machines

January 14, 2015 11:07 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

According to Roll-Kraft, the company's new vending units allow it to operate more efficiently and reduce its overall product waste.                                  

Tangible Property Regulations: What You Need To Know, Pt. 1

January 8, 2015 10:44 am | by Teri Samples, Tax Partner at Mueller Prost LC | Articles | Comments

With new tax regulations in effect for 2014 returns, this two-part guide can help ensure that your company's property assets are written off for the biggest tax return possible.                    

Kaman Announces Sale Of Mexican Distribution Subsidiary

December 22, 2014 4:40 pm | by Kaman Corporation | News | Comments

Kaman said it did not have sufficient Mexico scale to achieve long-term profitability goals there, with sales there accounting for less than 2.6 percent of segment revenues.                      


SAP For Chemicals

December 11, 2014 11:20 am | by SAP for Chemicals | Events

SAP for Chemicals is the only chemicals conference where business, functional and technology professionals unite to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies to improve on overall business performance.

SAP-Centric EAM

December 11, 2014 11:15 am | by SAP-Centric EAM | Events

Now in its eleventh year, SAP-Centric EAM has become a go-to for the EAM community to stay current on innovative solutions and critical strategies for Enterprise Asset Management in conjunction with SAP PM.

Shale-Inland Announces Sale Of Fabrication, Distribution Services

November 20, 2014 9:19 am | by Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC | News | Comments

Shale-Inland will keep its industrial distribution investments focus on valve and valve actuation, stainless steel, and high nickel alloy pipe, fittings, and flanges.                        

Sonepar Announces Organizational Changes

November 17, 2014 9:36 am | by Sonepar | News | Comments

The changes heavily involve the management of subsidiary CapitalTristate, including the appointment of a new President.                                     

Littlejohn Puts SunSource, Henniges Automotive Up For Sale

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Both companies have annual earnings of around $70 million and could each be valued at more than $600 million in a sale.                                     


RFID Inventory Tracking: A Hybrid Approach

September 22, 2014 3:07 pm | by Tom O'Boyle, Director Of RFID at Barcoding, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are two types of RFID tags — passive and active — and both lend themselves to track a particular class of assets.                                     

Apax Partners Hold Off On Epicor Sale

August 18, 2014 4:10 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

After putting Epicor on the selling block in May, Apax Partners is hanging on to the software company — for now — despite bidding interest.                               

Afflink Welcomes 11 New Members

August 11, 2014 12:09 pm | News | Comments

The 11 new distributorships since the start of 2014 is one of the biggest jumps in the organization's history.                                        

NetPlus Alliance Adds 4 New Distributor Members

August 11, 2014 10:15 am | by NetPlus Alliance | News | Comments

NetPlus Alliance recently welcomed four new distributor members, with locations including from Texas, a handful of southern states, and Ohio.                               

Anixter International Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Tri-Ed

August 11, 2014 9:26 am | by Anixter International Inc. | News | Comments

The expansion creates a leading global security distributor across video, access control, intrusion detection, and fire/life safety product categories.                            

Parex USA Announces Ownership Change

August 8, 2014 9:37 am | by Parex USA | News | Comments

Parex USA, Inc. announced Thursday the sale and ownership change of its parent company, ParexGroup, to CVC Capital Partners.                                    

Apex Tool Group Acquires Niagara Tools

August 5, 2014 5:03 pm | by Apex Tool Group | News | Comments

Apex expands channels by adding Canadian specialty cutting tooling manufacturer.                                                 

NetPlus Alliance Adds Three New Product Suppliers

August 5, 2014 3:08 pm | News | Comments

NetPlus Alliance announced the addition of three new product suppliers, Rust-Oleum, Sunex Tools, and Enviroguard, to the group on Tuesday.                                

RelaDyne Acquires Turbo Filtration Corporation

August 5, 2014 2:48 pm | by RelaDyne | News | Comments

RelaDyne continues its strategy to expand its lubrication services and reliability solutions by acquiring Turbo Filtration Corporation located in Mobile, AL.                            

VEC Supply to Acquire Assets of American Electronic Supply Company

August 5, 2014 9:32 am | by VEC Supply | News | Comments

VEC Supply announced Monday they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of American Electronic Supply Company.                                      

American Component Exchange Partners with Jet Lube

August 5, 2014 9:18 am | by American Component Exchange | News | Comments

American Component Exchange has now partnered with Jet Lube, announced Monday. ACE is now an authorized distributor for industrial compounds, greases and lubricants.                           

Franklin Electric Announces Two Acquisitions in India

August 5, 2014 9:08 am | by Franklin Electric | News | Comments

Franklin Electric Co., Inc. announced Monday that it has completed two acquisitions in India -- Pluga Pumps and Motors Private Limited, and Wadcorpp India Private Limited.                         

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