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Industrial Supply Company came to the rescue with their annual tool donations after nearly all of the tools were stolen from one of Habitat for Humanity’s major construction sites in June.
Brian Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, discusses the importance of Target Account Management in gaining a competitive edge.
By operating more efficiently and making strategic partnerships, independent distributors can compete against the large discount providers.
Abe WalkingBear Sanchez uses an analogy to explain the Profit Imperative, emphasizing that the "why" drives the "what" and the "how."
Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.
Pressured by market changes and more stringent fulfillment requirements, wholesale distribution executives are assessing solutions to meet consumer expectations while holding onto their profit margins.
Take a serious look at how you select and train frontline supervisors, and you may determine why many employment law claims occur: Often supervisors are ignorant of the more challenging aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and workers’ compensation retaliation protections.
The company said in a statement last week that the button will let people buy products directly from businesses without leaving Facebook.
Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn takes a look at why so many joint ventures, partnerships, alliances and mergers fail — especially in the auto industry.
Check out the annual Salary Report from Industrial Distribution, where we strive to create a clear picture of industry pay rates, workload, responsibilities, and job satisfaction.
With mergers and acquisitions at a 13-year high, there is a pandemic identity crisis in business today. This merging and melding of cultures presents a special challenge for companies. The lack of identity confuses and confounds employees and customers.
A quick look around at many of the national “big box” stores, or at the large e-commerce distributors in our industry, will tell you how prevalent private labeled products are today, both in industrial and retail markets.
OSHA does not expressly focus on distribution employers as much as more hazardous industries such as construction and primary metals. However, the sheer number of such employers, the new logistics approaches, and the increased focus by unions and the DOL means that such employers are far more likely to experience OSHA inspections than in the past.
The U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state government agencies’ focus on supply chain management and distribution is growing all the time.
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance was presented the International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
The scary thing about emergency preparedness is that you need to be prepared for anything. For many industrial companies, this applies not only to protecting your equipment and your productivity, but also your people.
Load input goal management is a different way to think about and to run your business. It is forward thinking and proactive rather than just looking at the historic results.
According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities.
Lighting in America is big business. Not just in the scope of money invested toward new illumination, but also in the sheer volume of electricity required to keep the lights on.
Wholesale distribution firms face a growing, largely demographic challenge in recruiting talent for their sales organizations. Recent research shows that world-class organizations overcome these issues by implementing a more rational hiring process.
Small businesses that don't have one say they don't have the time, think it will cost too much or don't want the rush of orders that comes with being online. But entrepreneurs that have jumped to the digital side say their websites have boosted sales, cut down on time-consuming phone calls and brought more people into their stores.
When are you likely to retire? To aid in your estimate, here are a few of the influences leading to longer lasting employment for America’s current and future workforce.
Some business owners argue that their website has been a source of invaluable growth for their business and have cut down on the number of calls they field as the owner. But not everyone feels that way.
Doing business on the internet has inherent risks, many of which can be substantially minimized by establishing clear contract rights with prospective and actual purchasers.
The Smart e-Cat format allows Appleton Group customers to flip through brand catalogs page-by-page, or to search by part-number or key word to instantly view product details.
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