The top performing industrial distributors in the U.S. are getting closer to their customers to...
“For years we’ve been using mailing machines to invoice our accounts,” noted Mike Anderson,...
Gene Tyndall, the EVP of Global Supply Chain at Tompkins International, presents five supply...
Accompanying the research results are recommendations for how independent resellers can better understand, segment, and capture key customer segments, including the female buyer.
No matter your reason for embarking upon a business rebranding effort of a company or product: execute poorly and suffer extreme consequences. There is simply no rebranding effort where the stakes are not extraordinarily high and the margin for error is slim at best.
As one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, HD Supply oversees product inventories of more than one million SKUs. As the company grew their SKU count and supplier base, tracking began to get increasingly complex and emails more difficult to manage.
Wholesale distribution companies are under increasing pressure to reassert their role in the broader supply network. Direct-to-consumer sales by manufacturers threaten to erode margins. The launch of AmazonSupply.com sets the stage for B2B buyers to take advantage of economies of scale that are virtually impossible for mid-market distributors to match.
American manufacturing is in the news these days. A sudden wave of optimism about growth possibilities seems to pervade the media, but a real assessment of American manufacturing also requires a longer term examination of manufacturing vital signs.
Available from Electro Static Technology, manufacturer of AEGIS shaft grounding rings, the book explains how to diagnose electrical bearing damage caused by variable frequency drives (VFDs), also known as inverters.
The double "T" symbolizes the company's name, Tri Tool and the new tagline "Building Performance" reflects their dedication to building high performing quality tools, services and teams.
The health of the U.S. economy. That’s a big topic – and a very important one. It is also one that tends to be overwhelming and incomprehensible, but by understanding more fully the effect that small businesses have on the overall economy, we can gain a better grasp of what is happening locally, nationally, and globally. Small businesses make a big impact.
The workstation adapts to the work process and the needs of the user. As a result all movements of the user can be optimized, which in turn increases performance and productivity and decreases work-related stress.
As quarterly earnings reports roll in for publicly-traded companies, it is apparent that the last quarter was not a great one for many industrial distributors despite the rise in sales. Yet many distributors say they’re optimistic about 2014 and expect a number of sectors to rebound, including non-residential construction, petrochemical, and oil and gas.
OSHA recently revised its Hazard Communication standard to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help organizations navigate HazCom requirements, Cintas Corporation debunks six popular HazCom/GHS myths.
Duracell’s emergency reparedness training kit includes essential tips to help managers prepare for natural disasters, winter storms, and other emergencies.
Are you conducting internal audits to catch issues before they become issues, prevent customers from receiving nonconforming material, or ensure that the business practices and processes are being followed? If not, here's how to get started.
With the worst of the global financial crisis behind them, CEOs are ready to move on from the fight for survival their businesses have been in for the past few years, a survey found Tuesday.
Arguably, the most significant trend in enterprise computing in more than a decade, BYOD represents a mixed bag of opportunities and risks for companies of all sizes and in virtually every business category. The personalization of mobility caught many organizations off guard.
We often treat education in the workplace like an interruption instead of an investment. We try to minimize it instead of maximize it. Why?
CMMI isn’t a compliance exercise, and doesn’t require adherence to a particular methodology, such as Six Sigma or Lean. It’s methodologically agnostic, which means that rather on focusing on how to do something, it focuses on what needs to be done. Companies who utilize the framework learn about their capability, or lack thereof, and can then work to bring that into alignment with business goals.
PTDA Foundation President Barbara Ross notes: "This contribution will help ICP measure the awareness of industrial distribution and develop exciting new strategies to engage our target market of Millennials. This type of broad-based market research is something we've always dreamed of tackling."
Seeing China’s manufacturing sector shrink is a trend that excites Americans, although it may not actually alleviate much of the pressure around a U.S. unemployment rate of 7.3%. The reality, according to many experts, is that the phenomenon is more one of nearshoring than reshoring, as many of these businesses – along with their jobs – head to Mexico.
Industrial Distribution recently had the chance to speak with Mike Mayer, the Director of E-Business Strategy and Commerce with Crescent Electric, about its strategy and experience in rolling out the platform.
The private equity game was once focused on buying and selling a company as quickly as possible. But the industry has evolved to focus more on engineering companies’ supply chains to build profit and value.
Webster Dictionary defines collaboration as: “Working with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.” In the business world everyone is required to collaborate and does - or do they?
How effectively are you marketing your distributorship? How are you integrating marketing principles into your business strategy to not only keep existing customers walking through the door, but attract new ones as well? Are you marketing your business at all?
ICP collected over 120 leads requesting attendance by an industrial distributor at career fairs and to come make a presentation to their students. ICP is currently matching each request with an ICP Ambassador to spread the word about the field to the next generation of industrial distributors.
Sean Rollings, the Vice President of Product Marketing at E2open, offers insight into the global supply chain, and how companies can better manage their resources across the globe.
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