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Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 29, 2014 1:04 pm | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

Crescent Parts Grows, Achieves Time And Cost Savings With Tech Upgrade

September 29, 2014 10:22 am | by Crescent Parts & Equipment | Articles | Comments

Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning...

How To Know If Your Price Is Right

September 26, 2014 12:20 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Often distributors overlook the thousands of chances a day they have to instantly increase...

Improving Electrical Safety In The Workplace

September 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager of Harting USA | Articles | Comments

A sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment, and operator issues may reduce the...

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Getting More Entrenched In Your Supply Chain Is A Few Clicks Away

September 24, 2014 2:21 pm | by Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact | Articles | Comments

If you feel stuck, even just a little bit, you’re probably behind the innovation curve. Good news, this article is for you.                                     

Grainger's Minooka DC LEEDing By Example

September 23, 2014 4:31 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

This Grainger DC is the world’s largest platinum LEED commercial facility, but that’s not all it has to offer.                                        

Manufacturer's View: How Do You Compete?

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

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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Strictly For Sales: Responding To A Loss-Leader

September 23, 2014 9:25 am | by Tom Reilly | Articles | Comments

Cheap prices are not innovative. Maybe the competitor is desperate for business. Do you want to mask their desperation by matching their pricing?                              

Distributors Missing Out On Marketing Automation Are Missing Out On Sales

September 22, 2014 9:58 am | by Ranga Bodla, Senior Director of Industry Marketing at NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Distributors are often unaware of the value of marketing automation, according to a survey of distribution companies conducted by research firm RealResults.                           

11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Thieves in many countries are known for stealing data at rest in hotel rooms and safes, and en route to a destination.                                     

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

September 18, 2014 3:06 pm | by Brian Kennell, President and CEO, Tetra Pak, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A successful company needs to deploy appropriate strategies for proactively driving change and sustainable growth.                                       

5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by Joyce Rosenberg, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.                          

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Jack Keough: Family Feud

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

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.

1+1=4: Team Selling Is The Answer

September 12, 2014 12:58 pm | by Brian Gardner, Founder & Lead Evangelist, SalesProcess360 | Articles | Comments

Brian Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, discusses whether or not your company is truly focused on and effectively promotes Team Selling.                               

Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about their timeliness, or their relatively low power need. Avnet has excelled in all those areas and then some.               

10 Low-Tech Ideas To Protect High-Tech Secrets

September 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by Craig McCrohon, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C., in Chicago | Articles | Comments

A few practical low-tech steps can significantly improve the chances of distributors protecting their business secrets or other valuable confidential information.                         

4 Areas Of Supply Chain Compliance To Fix Today

September 10, 2014 2:15 pm | by Donna Fritz, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Take Supply Chain | Articles | Comments

Leveraging automation in key areas mitigates risk for mid-market companies.                                                  

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How To Compete With AmazonSupply

September 9, 2014 12:01 pm | by Helgi Thor Leja, Industrial and Electrical Distribution Leader, Fortna Inc. | Articles | Comments

Like it or not, you’re competing with companies like Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. Here are three areas industrial distributors should explore when looking for competitive advantage.                   

Barcoding, Inc. Announces Frank Ryan As Executive Forum Keynote

September 9, 2014 11:25 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Marine Reserve Retired Colonel, CPA, author and expert in corporate restructurings and management will share insights gained from cross-country walk on being efficient, accurate, and connected.                 

Advice To Wholesalers And Distributors Eager To Grow: Miss Nothing

September 8, 2014 1:21 pm | by Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions, ExactOnline | Articles | Comments

You may be thinking, “Sure that sounds great, but it’s not doable — I can’t possibly keep track of everything.” Yes, you can.                                   

Clarification Of ACA Employee Health Coverage Election Period

September 2, 2014 12:38 pm | by Joel Hundelt, CPA, from muellerprost.com | Articles | Comments

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act and its ever-evolving requirements. Here, its final regulations are explained, as well as how they help clarify the orientation period and 90-Day waiting period.       

7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

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

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

Top Distractions in the Warehouse: 10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Them

August 28, 2014 12:23 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve the safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.                     

Three Keys To Great Warehouse Management

August 27, 2014 3:53 pm | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Why the strong drive to automation? In part, it’s because the technology provides unprecedented command visibility that creates efficiencies that were impossible before.                       

Beveridge Aims To Innovate Wholesale Distribution With New Book

August 26, 2014 5:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Dirk Beveridge's new book, "Innovate! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times," available Sept. 15, aims to inject a needed spirit of innovation and new thinking into wholesale distribution.           

Jack Keough: Storeroom Management Remains Big Problem For Manufacturers

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

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

Sage Survey: Majority Of Industries Do Not Budget For Mobile Technology

August 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Sage North America | News | Comments

The survey found that 74 percent of manufacturers and distributors are not setting a budget for mobile technology.                                       

What If Companies Had A Medicine Shield?

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

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

What Happens When The Boomers Retire?

August 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Adecco | News | Comments

With baby boomers occupying the majority of skilled trade positions and the younger generations steering clear of them, this infographic explores the question: who will replace these labor-intensive jobs?             

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