Consumers Interstate Corporation (CIC) recently re-launched their online sales portal, SuperSupplies.com. This privately owned distributor boasts not only a third generation management team, but also that 65% of their total orders are placed through the web. Industrial Distribution got the chance to speak with Kenn Fischburg, CEO of CIC, about what makes their eCommerce offering unique.
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Your CEO has decided (or has been persuaded) that enterprise software is "mission critical" for the organization to achieve its "vision" over the next five to ten years. Making this decision is the easy part, although deep down in your soul you know there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth with the expenditure of millions of dollars to purchase, install and debug the software over several years of disruption during implementation.
The LDX10 is an ultra-low-cost handheld computer, with integrated barcode scanner, designed for light to medium duty barcode data collection applications such as inventory control and asset tracking.
Avnet Practice+ for Analytics couples channel-friendly services and technology solutions with a complete set of enablement and go-to-market capabilities for HP solution provider partners in the U.S. and Canada.
This fall, Grainger plans to increase its current occupancy in the Citigroup Center (500 W. Madison) to the 33rd floor. This will support the company’s expected growth of approximately 300 IT and eCommerce new hires over the next several years.
hybris, the world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that for the second year running it has been included as a Leader in Gartner's latest 'Magic Quadrant for E-Commerce' (dated May 8, 2013). Following substantial growth in 2011, hybris has further consolidated its position as the market's dominant independent e-commerce and omni-channel vendor.
While dedicated technical support liaisons will continue to assist with regional-focused customer activities such as site visits, the new group will expand the current customer service model to include high-level technical support and product knowledge.
The hybris 2012 State of B2B E-Commerce survey found that the majority of B2B procurement specialists (88%) prefer vendors that offer e-commerce over those who do not. Many buyers, however, indicated that the quality of the B2B e-commerce experience is inferior to that of B2C, limiting its effectiveness.
“This webinar will provide organizations with the framework to build a business model plan that will rapidly create new value,” Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD and one of the hosts of the webinar, said. “Wholesale distribution companies need to update their business models to address changes to the marketplace. This webinar will provide specific insight on how your business may accomplish this."
Epicor Prophet 21 continues to expand its global reach with the addition of country-specific functionality (CSF) for Mexico in this new release.
Through Infor Ming.le, users are able not only to talk about work issues, but to solve them directly in the application, which can lead to an increase in productivity.
Mobile devices are necessary tools to increase the efficiency and productivity of workers across many industries and markets, including the warehouse. But wearable, voice-directed and multimodal mobile technologies are helping to transform the warehouse environment at an even faster pace than standard mobile tools in other markets.
The online catalog is a fully interactive experience allowing users to easily find products by browsing features or by searching on performance specifications.
If you are a distributor and you view the internet as simply a ‘product selling’ tool you’re missing its real power and, you accelerate the process of cementing your status as a commodity. The good news? Used correctly and strategically the internet gives you the ability to separate yourself from the pack, increase profits and market position.
Supply chain management has always been important, and it's a big part of any successful just-in-time delivery system. The dream of true real time management, alas, has remained elusive. New technology may finally bring the dream to life.
As one of the leading digital marketing companies, the Chicago-based Acquity Group will provide their e-channel expertise in leading the design and implementation of Airgas' new content-rich website. The new Airgas digital experience will enable customers to interact and transact with Airgas at any time and across all channels, including mobile and social interactions.
With ShipmentWatch, FedEx Custom Critical manages SenseAware devices to track customers’ shipments. The service includes programming the device to the customer’s requirements prior to the shipment, sending the device to the shipper and then proactively monitoring the shipment from pickup to delivery.
The integration will help drive productivity and convenience for both drivers and fleet managers using the BOLT system by automating key functions throughout the load planning and back-end processes, providing fleets all the functions and services for end-to-end transportation efficiency, scalable for a wide range of customers.
According to a story by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Graybar Electric Co. is suing its former chief financial officer. D. Beatty D’Alessandro allegedly took confidential computer files and trade secrets when he left the company and may have passed that information on to his new employer.
With new functionality to support the cross-channel consumer and in-store business tools to manage functions like “buy online, pick up in store”, businesses can now design, develop and deploy advanced commerce solutions more quickly and over more channels than ever before.
The quarterly newsletter, Belt Line, will now be in a completely electronic format beginning this quarter. The newsletter, which was previously only available to members of NIBA- The Belting Association, has now been made available for free to the public, and back issues can also be viewed on NIBA.org.
The UPS bridges up to 30 seconds of voltage failure, thus offering protection against data loss and operation interruptions.
Zilliant provides companies with data-driven guidance, enabling smarter pricing and sales decisions to help businesses make their numbers. Industrial Distribution had a chance to speak with Greg Peters, CEO of Zilliant, on their offerings and what trends he sees in B2B software and pricing optimization.
IBS operates Dynaman, an advanced warehouse management solution and Bookmaster, a leader in ERP technology for publishing. Doug Braun, the new CEO of IBS, came to the company from software provider RedPrairie in May of 2012. Industrial Distribution had a chance to speak with Doug on his new role and what he sees as the trends going forward in 2013 in the distribution software industry.
A recent Forbes report indicates store closings increased by 25% for the first three quarters of 2012. With this statistic looming, it is time for retailers to examine their plans for overall profitability. Companies need to create a multichannel approach that combines the best of online and in-store retail and supply chain strategies.
There are now over 600 million active websites available on the Internet, and this number continues to grow every day. In a world ruled and fueled by technology, creating a website has become increasingly easy—as simple as choosing a hosting site, selecting color schemes, inserting text, and clicking “Okay.” While easy to do, website creation has spawned an array of legal concerns that are important for businesses to consider.