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...
SIFCO Industries, Inc. announced Friday the financial results for its third quarter of fiscal...
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.
Affiliated Distributors shared their second quarter sales earnings, showing growth in all divisions.
Avnet, Inc.’s fiscal year 2014 sales of $27.5 billion represented an 8.0 percent increase in reported revenue year-over-year.
Fastenal reported a July sales increase of 14.7 percent from last year.
The DuraLabel Catalyst was designed to create full-color industrial labels including GHS/HazCom 2012, arc flash, NFPA, and standard OSHA-compliant warning and danger signs.
The venture will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services focused on data management and systems integration to improve energy efficiency, grid operations, and reliability.
These industrial distributors have not only designed and installed more AutoCrib systems than most distributors, but have made significant training investments in their personnel to ensure that customers receive superior service and rapid support for their AutoCrib systems.
Online marketing represents a tremendous opportunity for growth for your company, as more business is conducted online now more than ever before. Here are seven online marketing ideas you should embrace to be successful.
Are you feeling more stressed and less productive that you did a few years ago? Are you struggling to grow your account base?
Wholesale distribution companies are under increasing pressure to reassert their role in the broader supply network. Direct-to-consumer sales by manufacturers threaten to erode margins. The launch of AmazonSupply.com sets the stage for B2B buyers to take advantage of economies of scale that are virtually impossible for mid-market distributors to match.
The health of the U.S. economy. That’s a big topic – and a very important one. It is also one that tends to be overwhelming and incomprehensible, but by understanding more fully the effect that small businesses have on the overall economy, we can gain a better grasp of what is happening locally, nationally, and globally. Small businesses make a big impact.
The workstation adapts to the work process and the needs of the user. As a result all movements of the user can be optimized, which in turn increases performance and productivity and decreases work-related stress.
Are you conducting internal audits to catch issues before they become issues, prevent customers from receiving nonconforming material, or ensure that the business practices and processes are being followed? If not, here's how to get started.
The challenge for the fourth Industrial Revolution is the development of software and analytical systems that turn the deluge of data produced by intelligent factories into useful and valuable information, said Mark Watson, associate director for industrial automation at IHS.
An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them.
The city of Detroit's bankruptcy is an American tragedy and an entirely preventable one. The downward spiral began decades ago when deindustrialization led to depopulation, crime and declining public revenues. Corruption and mismanagement may have exacerbated the problem, but they weren't the root cause.
When managers want to involve others in creatively solving a problem, they sometimes hold a brainstorming session. While this session is planned with good intentions, it can be a waste of time if it doesn’t involve the right people. Don’t be tempted to include an expert in the group to help guide the group or answer questions.
In Parts 1 & 2 of this sereis, Curtis Alexander talked about some of the things value marketing can do for your business and how to build a plan to start the process. Now, he presents four roadblocks that could be hampering your ability to put that plan into action.
Paul Glover is an author, speaker, and business management coach, as well as a regular contributor here at ID. Hoping to give our readers a little more background on where Paul is coming from as a contributor, we asked him a few questions about his skills, his business, and his theory on the shifting economy as management styles are changing.
As the required skill set for advanced manufacturing continues to evolve, many resources emerge to address workforce development needs in the industry. James Ryan, CEO of industrial distribution leader, Grainger, discusses the ways in which technical education has been a continued priority for his business — and why the skilled trades have more to offer than many people realize.
The return of a few companies’ manufacturing is encouraging. But the big question is: To what extent is the United States capable of taking back manufacturing on a significant scale? The challenges are great. From a broad supply chain ecosystem perspective, for example, companies obviously will need to rebuild a supplier network that may have evaporated, along with the disappearance of the manufacturing operations it supported.
Over the last decade the industrial distribution marketplace has changed dramatically, surviving in a challenging economic situation and a changing business environment. Industrial Distribution’s associate editor, Abbigail Kriebs, got a chance to speak with three industry executives representing diverse viewpoints to hear how business has changed in the last few years and what trends they see going forward into the rest of the year.
AD Industrial sales grew 4% in the first quarter of 2013 on a same store basis from $1.35B to $1.40B. Sales for all AD Affiliates, across all AD Divisions, grew by 5% in the first quarter to $6.5 billion. AD Affiliates outgrew their markets in every AD Division in the quarter.
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