Prescriptive guidance can provide answers to everyday sales decisions, such as which customers to call, what products to pitch, and what prices to quote.
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Though the economy has been relatively stable in manufacturing and steadily improving in construction, does it necessarily translate to higher sales for industrial distributors? For most of our survey respondents, the answer is yes.
Professional Risk Solutions' CEO De'Andre Salter discusses counterintuitive strategies to help business managers and owners re-imagine their company with more meaning, purpose, and urgency.
To maximize the life of the bearing and uptime of your warehouse equipment, here are three crucial things to consider for an effective industrial lubricants management program.
When managers don't fill up a maintenance supervisor's day with paperwork, they are at their most effective. Here's how maintenance supervisors can best serve a company by being active in several roles.
As consolidation continues to increase, what MSC CEO Erik Gershwind said in the company's post-financial earnings conference call should give pause to other industrial distributors as to the importance of streamlining their supply chain efforts.
Whether a waste audit is relatively simple or comprehensive, distributors can use it to achieve goals of financial savings, enhanced efficiencies, and an improved standing in the community, among others.
How does one stand out from the pack when competing against independent distributors, wholesalers, and AmazonSupply? Industry veteran and sales guru Jim Pancero shares his thoughts on the keys to staying ahead of the curve.
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.
Falcon customers' savings included 4 percent from both freight and error-related costs, and another 3 from labor-related costs.
The "Uncover… For Manufacturer Reps" program is a proprietary distributor satisfaction survey that enables independent manufacturer rep agencies to solicit feedback from their distributors.
In the wake of the West Coast ports fiasco, BoldIQ wants to bring its operations optimization engine to supply chain organizations after past and ongoing success with aviation providers.
After a solid third quarter of growth, Airgas executive chairman Peter McCausland and CEO Michael Molini discuss the impact of uncertainty in the U.S. dollar and shifting oil prices on the company's Q4 outlook.
PointClear President and CEO Dan McDade concludes his series on how distributors can learn from mistakes made by early adopters of customer relationship management.
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.
MSC's recent investments temporarily hindered operating margins, but in the end will produce long-term returns in the form of top-line growth, and increased sales and profitability.
The company generated a net income of $0.4 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.8 million, or $7.28 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2013.
In 2010, Quincy Compressor's management team embarked on a new strategic imperative to stir up demand among new prospects or non-customers — and drive growth in key markets.
On Wednesday Applied Industrial Technologies reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2014 year ended June 30.
Graybar recently reported record net sales for the second quarter and the first six months of the year.
SIFCO Industries, Inc. announced Friday the financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014.
Ingersoll-Rand plc’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on Friday.
Kaman Corp. Monday reported financial results for the second quarter that ended June 27, 2014.
Abe WalkingBear Sanchez uses an analogy to explain the Profit Imperative, emphasizing that the "why" drives the "what" and the "how."
Houston Wire & Cable Company announced on Thursday its operating results for the second quarter which ended June 30, 2014.
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