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Hear from several independent industrial distributors, as well as IBC, to learn about the evolving state of customer service for independents and how they are adapting.
Why is a personal tablet such a valuable tool for a salesperson in the office or on the road? To help answer this question, here’s a look at how exactly tablets are transforming the sales industry today.
BDI E-Business Manager Steve Grzymkowski shares his thoughts on how distributors are handling a transition from business-to-business to one of business-to-customer, including how BDI is trying to stay ahead of the curve.
Basically every industry uses ladders to some extent. If everyone is using ladders, why do so many industrial supply houses dislike carrying them?
The key to accomplishing the task of “adding fries with that burger” is training and, once again, the restaurant industry leads the way.
Game Plan 2014, hosted Nov. 4-5 by Hybris in Schaumburg, IL, provided distributors and manufacturers of all sizes with a clear vision of what an effective e-commerce platform should look like.
To speed up fulfillment, you may actually have to add “good touches” to your processes to reduce processing time in your distribution center.
Chicago-based Lawson Products has growth on the brain, and a clear path to get there.
Should you hire an on-site fleet manager, or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all.
Every B2B company desires to maximize margins, improve profit performance and increase shareholder value, but few are focusing their attention on pricing. What’s behind this contradiction?
The third annual UnleashWD in Chicago was a great opportunity for distributors to learn how to inject innovation and new thinking into their existing business.
Innovative companies newly envision how they manage changes in their supply chain and business operations.
Think of sales focused KPI’s as the leading key indicators that can give you a window into what the future sales numbers will look like.
You want to look for ways to squeeze time out of the distribution process, but don't want to lose that time to a transportation or inventory strategy that is misaligned along the same goals.
Maintaining equipment and training employees to operate it could spell substantial extra costs for buyers.
In a LEAN culture, every step in the process must add value for the customer. If it doesn’t add value, companies should strive to minimize or eliminate it.
How much faster do things have to be to remain competitive? You have to figure out if and where speed applies to your business.
It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too.
Monies being returned means the plan is not being maximized, not reaching its potential. Here are the questions you should be asking regarding your 401k plan.
Distributors have their work cut out if they want to keep ahead of trends. With 2015 around the corner, here are five bits of wisdom that can pay off for distributors looking to the future.
MSC's CIO detailed the company's journey to transform its formerly minimal online presence into a platform that is now responsible for driving one-third of its revenues and about half of its business digitally.
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.
Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re aware of the risks and rewards of warehouse automation.
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.
Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.
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