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2014 MHI Annual Industry Report - Innovations That Drive Supply Chains

March 19, 2014 10:17 am | by MHI | News | Comments

The survey found that supply chain executives want to invest in powerful new technologies and business innovations to improve their supply chains, but are hampered by a shortage of qualified talent and never-ending pressure to cut costs.  

Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends For 2014

January 28, 2014 10:01 am | by Equipment Leasing and Finance Association | Articles | Comments

Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend in excess of $1.5 trillion...

U.S.: Three Agree To Plead Guilty In Parts Price Fixing

November 22, 2013 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three executives in Japan's automotive parts industry have agreed to plead guilty to a price-...

Five Quick Questions: Create More Lines Of Communication Post-Sale

November 20, 2013 2:54 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In today's customer service world, the first age where phone support is preferred over web...

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Run Out Of Money & You Are Out Of Business

November 4, 2013 10:00 am | by Abe WalkingBear Sanchez, B2B Credit Expert, A/R Management Group | Blogs | Comments

Working capital is the money you need to pay for day to day operations, and a business with negative WC will not survive. WC is the funds that are or will be available to you in excess of liabilities that are due or will come due. It’s the difference between you sleeping well at night or not.

Who Owns Your Sweat Equity?

October 21, 2013 10:19 am | by Michael R. Beauregard, Senior Partner and Investment Committee Member, Huron Capital Partners | Blogs | Comments

Did your hard work and profit performance in the last few years convert to accessible, long-term wealth creation for you and your family? If not, someone else owns your sweat equity!                

Transform Your Business With Improved Payment Processing

October 11, 2013 9:42 am | by Christopher Justice, CEO, CenPOS | Blogs | Comments

For many distributors and manufacturers, the expense of payment processing is an accepted cost of doing business. And when looking to reduce costs, most tend to overlook the biggest component of fees associated with processing payment transactions—card Interchange.


Barcoding, Inc. Launches Consumables By Barcoding

September 24, 2013 8:48 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Although Barcoding has always sold consumables, the company’s recent growth and acquisition of RFID-leader Miles Technologies has given the systems integrator the resources needed to establish its new division.        

Kaba Delivers New Access Control Kit With Biometric Technology

August 19, 2013 10:37 am | by Kaba Access and Data Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The two-piece solution includes a Standalone Controller and Fingerprint Key and provides all the benefits of biometric access control in a simple, non-networked package.

Words Are Magic ... And In Business, They Are Bottom Line Magic

July 31, 2013 2:41 pm | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

Today's blog is the first from a new Industrial Distiribution contributor, Abe WalkingBear Sanchez. WalkingBear has extensive experience in consumer collections and corporate credit. In this first blog he discusses the real purpose behind extending credit to customers, reframes the attitude surrounding credit and accounts receivable managment, and helps distributors turn traditional cost centers into profitable company segments.

Parker Hannifin Launches Mobile Tracking System

July 2, 2013 9:36 am | by Parker Hannifin - Hose Products Division | Product Releases | Comments

PTS Mobile will enable users to initiate a replacement order directly at the point and time of need right from their smartphone. For products that are not tagged or hard to identify, customers can send a photo of the part to a distributor for identification assistance.

Maps Add Value To CRM

June 28, 2013 11:54 am | by Bob Sullivan, President, InfoGrow Corporation | Blogs | Comments

What do you think of when you think of maps? Vacations, treasure hunts, weather forecasts? Maps do more than display a place or show how to get from one place to another. In sales and marketing, for example, maps let you conceptualize spatial relationships more easily . . .


Ryder Takes Delivery of First Light & Medium Duty Natural Gas Vehicles

June 27, 2013 9:50 am | by Ryder | News | Comments

The new light and medium duty natural gas vehicles are ideal for metro/city delivery applications. Unlike heavy duty natural gas vehicles, which require fueling stations designed to accommodate large commercial tractor-trailers, these lighter vehicles are able to access much of the existing retail CNG fueling infrastructure, which will increase their usability to a broader range of commercial fleet customers in California.

Euro Drawers Shelving Systems

May 10, 2013 3:25 pm | by Quantum Storage | Product Releases | Comments

Choose from a selection of bin and shelving sizes and bin colors of blue, yellow, gray, or red. Color coded products are the perfect solution to simplify order picking and inventory control.

AutoCrib Unveils Automated Inventory With Object Recognition

May 10, 2013 2:20 pm | by AutoCrib | Product Releases | Comments

The new VisiCab toolbox actually ‘sees’ which items are in it and which are missing, making it an exceptional answer for Foreign Object Debris (F.O.D.) control, says the company . . .

Barcoding, Inc. Acquires Miles Technologies; Expands RFID Capabilities

May 9, 2013 4:02 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

As a result of this acquisition, Barcoding will strengthen its portfolio of RFID and auto-identification technologies by offering the full breadth of Miles Technologies’ solutions. By increasing its presence in the Central United States, Barcoding can better service and support enterprise customers from its Chicago office, as well as uncover new business opportunities in the Central and Western United States.

Legal Watch: A Case For Arbitration

May 7, 2013 12:36 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

Arbitration clauses and the process of arbitration are not always what distributors expect them to be — private, speedy, and less expensive than litigation. A recent case demonstrated how, in some circumstances, arbitration is the right tool for supplier-distributor disputes.


Yale Introduces Certified Remanufactured Program

January 31, 2013 2:44 pm | by Yale Material Handling | Product Releases | Comments

Select Yale dealers will be authorized to offer certified remanufactured Yalelift trucks that will be available with a one-year, 2,000-hour warranty.

Tip Out Bins Systems

November 29, 2012 9:46 am | by Quantum Storage | Product Releases | Comments

These clear, break resistant injection molded plastic containers open smoothly to a 45° angle and are completely removable for easy access and refilling. Molded handle with slots for labels provided.

City of Redlands Teams With Fastenal to Implement Fully Automated Supply Store

October 3, 2012 4:11 pm | by Fastenal | Articles | Comments

A remarkable transformation has taken place within the City of Redlands supply store. Gone are the outdated computers and shelves of dusty inventory. In their place stand 42 state-of-the-art vending machines designed to dispense safety gear, fasteners, fittings and other items city workers need to do their jobs.

RF Code Partnership To Provide Dynamic Asset Management System

October 3, 2012 9:45 am | by RF Code | News | Comments

The combined solution provides customers with an affordable, highly adaptable, and easy to deploy DCIM solution with tightly integrated environmental performance information and asset location, critically important for data center optimization.

Japanese Manufacturer Creates World's Smallest RFID Tag

September 20, 2012 9:56 am | by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. | News | Comments

Murata has applied its proprietary multi-layer circuit board technology and high-frequency module technology, with which the successful miniaturization of an RFID tag to one-tenth the size of an RFID tag composed of plane surface, was achieved.

Understanding Bank Loan Covenants – What You Need to Know Before You Sign

June 20, 2012 1:20 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

Loan covenants can hinder business growth and take key decisions out of your hands, including how you spend your profits and what you pay your employees. Learn about the common covenants that can put your financing - and your entire business - at risk. Download this free report from The Receivables Exchange before you sign a loan agreement.

Case Study: Allied Airbus

June 20, 2012 1:16 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

As companies continue to grow and expand, having access to consistent cash flow to fund day-to-day operations is critical. Traditional financing from banks or factoring companies comes with restrictive terms, including personal guarantees, all-asset liens and long-term contracts. Download this free Case Study from The Receivables Exchange and learn how a U.S. transportation service provider was able to get the business capital it needed through a flexible alternative to traditional financing.

Case Study: Stainless Steel Products

June 20, 2012 1:13 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

Have your customers moved to extend their payables in order to hold onto cash? Don't let cash flow problems hold your company back. Download this free Case Study from The Receivables Exchange and learn how one U.S. manufacturer took advantage of growth opportunities with a flexible and affordable source of capital.

Cash Flow Constraints: Challenges and Opportunities for 2012

June 20, 2012 1:10 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

Exclusive research uncovered the top financial challenges for small and mid-sized businesses. Download the free report from The Receivables Exchange to learn how other business owners and executives are coping with cash flow constraints, and find out their strategies for success and growth in 2012.

Building a Cash Cushion

June 20, 2012 1:07 pm | by The Receivables Exchange | White Papers

How can your company build a "cash cushion" to minimize disruptions and outsmart your competitors? Download this free report from The Receivables Exchange to learn why flexible capital is necessary, and find out how your company can quickly build up your reserves.

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