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.
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As the trend of startup tech companies being run by more and more Millennials takes hold, the average executive age is dropping. But should age really matter in company leadership?
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.
A new survey shows that manufacturers are being challenged in their ability to manage storerooms for their MRO/indirect supplies.
The survey found that 74 percent of manufacturers and distributors are not setting a budget for mobile technology.
With fantasy football, social media and other timewasters more popular than ever, let's take a look at how much money employers are actually losing because of them.
Big things are happening in today’s industrial distribution landscape — five big things, to be exact. And they are causing an uproar in the industry as they all occur simultaneously.
While jobs have been created in the manufacturing sector over the last few years, hundreds of thousands of jobs remain unfilled due to the lack of trained workers.
NTN Bearing has announced the results of a joint raid that it participated in with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Three-quarters of Americans doubt the federal government will address the important problems facing the country this year, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Hard-to-find types and sizes were added to the Specialty Fasteners category, all available in bulk quantities and with tiered pricing.
Retail supply chain and logistics expert Jim Tompkins weighs in on the latest news of Indian e-commerce site Flipkart raising $1 billion in venture capital to expand mobile strategy and warehousing capabilities.
It was less than 18 months ago that MSC Industrial Direct made one of the biggest acquisitions in its history, acquiring Barnes Distribution North America (BDNA). Now MSC is re-branding BDNA to integrate the company, while still retaining its own identity.
The decision was reached after company executives discussed whether to consolidate some businesses into fewer locations in some markets and identify where more stores should be opened as local market conditions dictate.
Distribution could be in the midst of a consolidation phase. Industrial Distribution’s latest Annual Survey of Distributor Operations, for example, shows that 25 percent of industrial distributors would be agreeable to accepting a buy-out offer, up from 19 percent last year.
Jack Keough takes a closer look at employee theft - and asks if you have any checks and balances in place to avoid it.
Distributors that establish a proper e-commerce site could see big benefits, according to a study by TNS, a global marketing research company, in conjunction with UPS.
HD Supply is in the midst of rebranding to unify its business units under the HD Supply brand with new logos and business unit names, CEO Joe DeAngelo said in a conference call with financial analysts.
Over the years both as a business editor and editor of Industrial Distribution, I’ve interviewed hundreds of business owners and not one of them ever said they regretted their decision to start their own business.
If you were to ask someone to describe their perception of a robot, they might think of Robbie the Robot, the fictional figure that appeared in the 1956 B-movie, The Forbidden Planet. Robbie was a fictional 7-foot tall robot that walked on mechanical legs.
Eaton says that in the second quarter it will be restructuring its industrial segment, which could mean the loss of an unspecified amount of jobs. The industrial sector includes hydraulics, vehicle, and aerospace units.
Motion Industries had a challenging 2013 as it ended the year down 0.5%, but company executives reported last week that sales rebounded 4% in the first quarter despite the cold and stormy weather. GPC now expects industrial sales to increase 5 to 7% this year.
Jack Keough weighs in on MSC Industrial Direct's second quarter earnings, including MSC's President and CEO Erik Gershwind's comments to financial analysts that manufacturing, particularly the metalworking sector, has “improved considerably” from what had been occurring during the past 18 months.
It’s a waste of time for many companies to hire a manager who isn’t cut out for the job or try to adapt them to the role without proper mentoring and training.
The sale could fetch up to $4.5 billion. The segment has previously accounted for some $1.1 billion of Hertz revenues.
According to Jack Keough, the Kaman Distribution Group is well on its way to becoming of the largest distributors for Parker Hannifin. In addition to B.W. Rogers, Kaman has acquired several Parker distributors in the past few years.
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