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Why Using LinkedIn Makes Sense For B2B Distributors

May 29, 2015 7:54 am | by Robert Kravitz | Articles | Comments

While B2B successes with Facebook and Twitter have been few and far between, LinkedIn has promising market value. Here's why it's smart to make use of it.

Do Your Business Processes Need A Spring Cleanup?

May 28, 2015 11:07 am | by Jeff Frankel, Executive Vice President and Principal at docSTAR. | Articles | Comments

Ask yourself these four questions to see how much spring cleaning you really need to do to make...

The Rise Of Prescriptive Analytics In The B2B Environment

May 27, 2015 8:53 am | by Javier Aldrete, Senior Director of Product Management, Zilliant | Articles | Comments

Prescriptive guidance can provide answers to everyday sales decisions, such as which customers...

Infor Delivers Major Enhancement To Configure Price Quote

May 26, 2015 12:31 pm | by Infor | News | Comments

The enhancements include a customizable user experience to increase revenues, improve quote to...

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Lawson Products CEO Talks Lean Six Sigma

May 26, 2015 8:00 am | by Michael DeCata, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lawson Products | Articles | Comments

Lawson Products President and CEO Michael DeCata explains how and why implementing Lean Six Sigma was a success at Lawson, and why it's a preferred solution to achieve consistent process improvement.

The 68th Survey of Distributor Operations: Demographics

May 16, 2015 1:41 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Our demographics show that over the last 10 years of the survey, there has been a 20 percent drop in respondents who are family-owned, likely resulting from the recession and ensuing merger & acquisition activity since.

Case Study: Shop Tools Revamps Industrial Vending Sales Ordering With Conexiom

May 6, 2015 9:33 am | by Conexiom | Articles | Comments

Wanting a solution to process industrial vending orders more efficiently, Shop Tools turned to Conexiom for sales order automation. The result was time and cost savings, error elimination, as well as ROI in the first 30 days.

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Barcoding, Inc. Adds Supply Chain Analytics Practice Area

April 29, 2015 12:56 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Supply Chain Analytics by Barcoding enables companies in a wide range of industries to identify immediate cost savings and cost-shifting opportunities due to insight into a number factors.

DGI Supply Launches New E-Commerce Site

April 28, 2015 9:37 am | by DGI Supply | News | Comments

DGI Supply is pleased to announce the launch of their new E-Commerce website.

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 cabling by simplifying the selection of the correct products in a market where there is a void in adopted standards.

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 both sophisticated and old techniques and involve a secondary victim, adding complexity to a breach.

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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 technology like smartwatches and fitness bands are making their way into plant floors as well.

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.

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?

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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.

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.                          

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.                

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