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A Unifying Vision For Distribution And The Robot Revolution

April 22, 2015 8:26 am | by Krishnan Sundaresan, Director at ARRYVE | Articles | Comments

Robots can’t be considered the future of distribution. They are the present, and distributors that don’t plan on integrating robots with a holistic perspective will be left in the past.

Anixter Debuts Levels For Industrial Environments

April 17, 2015 10:05 am | by Anixter | News | Comments

The program builds on the history around the original Anixter Levels program for twisted-pair...

Verizon Releases 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report

April 16, 2015 1:07 pm | by Verizon | News | Comments

According to this year’s report, the bulk of the cyberattacks (70 percent) use a combination of...

Wearables Gaining Popularity In Business

April 16, 2015 12:19 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Along with industrial warehouses already testing and implementing smart glasses, other wearable...

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Horizon Solutions Announces Leadership Change

April 16, 2015 10:07 am | by Horizon Solutions | News | Comments

The CEO/president transition represents next step in the execution of Horizon’s long-term strategic plan, with internal promotions setting the stage for streamlined growth. 

Amazon Announces Analytics Service

April 13, 2015 4:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amazon announced Amazon Machine Learning during an address to a company meeting in San Francisco on Thursday. The service will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Geofencing Enables Wolseley UK's One-Hour Delivery To Branches

April 8, 2015 12:39 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Wolseley UK will implement the technology across its entire network by the end of the month, which allows delivery trucks to alert branch recipients when they are 20 minutes away.

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No Joke: Amazon's Dash Button Enables One-Push Ordering

March 31, 2015 4:44 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It's not an April Fools' joke. The dream of pressing a button to restock items is now a reality with Amazon's latest product ordering development. What future implications could it have?

New Alternatives To Computer Passwords

March 26, 2015 10:18 am | Videos | Comments

Forget about forgetting passwords.

March 31 Webinar: Transitioning Your Distribution Business to an Online World

March 17, 2015 3:02 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | Events

Join us for this free, educational webinar, where our panel of experts will discuss: Ways distributors are currently utilizing technology and supplier partners to improve their online presence; How e-commerce has changed the training and function of customer service and salespeople; And the top considerations that should go into developing e-commerce functionality, based on the latest online and customer trends. 

Barcoding Partners With B2M Solutions To Offer Mobile Process Optimization

March 17, 2015 12:24 pm | News | Comments

The strategic partnership allows systems integrator to provide enterprise clients with advanced analytics tools to improve mobile process performance, drive user adoption, and maximize ROI.

How Can The Internet Improve How Your Industrial Plant Operates?

March 10, 2015 10:40 am | by Amber Carpenter, Product Specialist at Eaton Filtration Online | Articles | Comments

Industrial plants have an enormous opportunity to leverage the Internet to streamline processes, reduce cost, improve safety, and enhance customer service and much more.

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Learning From Mistakes, Part 3: CRM

January 16, 2015 4:23 pm | by Dan McDade, President and CEO, PointClear | Articles | Comments

PointClear President and CEO Dan McDade concludes his series on how distributors can learn from mistakes made by early adopters of customer relationship management.                         

Study: Employee Training Can Reduce Cyber Security Risks

January 14, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | News | Comments

Research showed altering employee responses to threats from social media, phishing, or other applications reduced the risks of those security breaches by 45 to 70 percent.                       

Learning From Mistakes, Pt. 2: Big Data Analytics

January 5, 2015 9:23 am | by Dan McDade, President and CEO, PointClear | Articles | Comments

In this second segment of a three-part series, PointClear President and CEO Dan McDade discusses how distributors can learn from mistakes made by early adopters of big data analytics.                   

Atheer Labs Bringing Augmented Reality To Industrial Workplaces

December 5, 2014 3:40 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Thanks to companies like Atheer Labs, augmented reality is no longer a thing of science fiction and cinema. It’s being used right now, and Atheer wants to bring the technology to the industrial workplace sooner than you’d think.     

Findadistributor.com Connects Industrial Equipment Users And Providers

December 2, 2014 9:27 am | by Findadistributor.com | News | Comments

The new website offers an online directory of distributors and dealers selling material handling, supply chain and logistics equipment, products, and services.                          

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Home Depot Faces Dozens Of Breach-Related Lawsuits

November 25, 2014 10:11 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday that it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others.                               

Employers, Employees & Social Media – The NLRB Weighs In

November 19, 2014 4:58 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

When is an employer crossing the line into an actionable violation of employee rights? Similarly, what are the limits on protected employee behavior?                             

Barcoding Inc. Helps Canton Port Services Set Sail for Data Collection Efficiencies

October 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Canton, a systems integrator, implements a barcode scanning solution to replace the Baltimore terminal’s manual data collection processes in receiving, load out, and customs clearing operations.                

Exact Online Mobile App Now Available

October 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Designed specifically for small business manufacturing and wholesale distribution, Exact Online software streamlines tasks such as production, inventory management, and CRM.                   

Gartner Identifies The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2015

October 9, 2014 12:38 pm | by Gartner | News | Comments

The top trends for 2015 cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.                   

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 solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.                  

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 23, 2014 11:55 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show, so we’ve collected some of the best of IMTS 2014.                                 

DNV GL's Short Sea Ship: The Rise Of Sea Drones?

September 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

DNV GL's unveiling of its concept for an unmanned, battery-powered short sea vessel opens the door for shipping in the form of sea drones.                               

WinWholesale Launches Mobile App

September 8, 2014 9:58 am | by WinWholesale | News | Comments

The app gives customers the ability to perform several functions to do business on the go, including finding the closest Win Group location.                               

What The Cloud Actually Looks Like

September 4, 2014 5:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

We use it everyday, but many hardly know how it works, where it is, or what it looks like. Here's a look at this complicated technology and how the tech heavyweights are using them to store your data.               

Infor Bridges Operational Strategy Gap With Infor S&OP 10x

September 4, 2014 11:07 am | by Infor | News | Comments

Infor S&OP 10x helps customers achieve financial and strategic business objectives through a mature S&OP model with greater speed and efficiency.                           

Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

September 3, 2014 9:39 am | by Anne D'Innocezio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang's, and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.                     

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