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Industrial, manufacturing and process organizations continuously require a number of parts for maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). Consequently, optimization of MRO processes is a permanent challenge faced by all plant managers and their teams.
Affiliated Distributors’ PVF Divisions welcomes three new Affiliates to join their member line-up: Border States of Fargo, ND; J.O. Galloup Company of Battle Creek, MI; and Lakeside Supply Company of Cleveland, OH. Border States is already a very active Affiliate in three other AD Divisions and joining the PVF Division is a natural addition in support of their Oil & Gas/Utility related business.
The industrial distribution marketplace offers a particularly strong network of organizational resources. Because so many exist — and offer such a varying array of services — how can a distributor determine which, if any, is the right one?
The SourceNow platform presents easy-to-use functionality designed to streamline the complexities of sourcing custom-manufactured products . . .
Effective immediately, Syndicated Solar will become a preferred Affiliated Distributors Clean Energy Supplier providing design, consulting, construction and financing services
When it comes to industrial B2B transactions, there are many important links on the supply chain. While these complex business relationships can carry their own burdens, they also offer big opportunities for distributors to leverage their procurement needs against their suppliers’ ability to source effectively and efficiently.
The cost of procured goods and services represents between 25% and 60% of a company’s total operating expenses
The three‐and‐one‐half‐day course combines classroom instruction, small‐group discussions, and computer laboratories, all centered on a specially designed wholesale distribution industry case study.
President Barack Obama has adopted a new strategy declaring for the first time that the United States has a national security interest to protect the nation's economic goods against terrorists.
How do you improve value-added offerings, address supply chain issues, and be successful against significantly larger competition?
Ensuring security of supply will challenge most businesses over the next few years. It will require an evaluation of which suppliers are truly strategic, and which are not, with security of supply one among the factors that enter into that determination.
Stronger demand for business equipment, vehicles and energy offered the most visible evidence that manufacturing has roared back from the depths of the recession.
Rather than making predictions about the economic conditions that will prevail this year, I feel that companies, particularly US-based distributors, must take aggressive steps to impact the nation’s economy and strive to actively shape their own destinies in 2012.
Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services,will open a new, full-service branch in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 16.
The increased prevalence of counterfeit products only heightens the need for suppliers, distributors, and end users to communicate better and inform each other about the misconceptions out there.
Construction equipment manufacturers anticipate overall business to close out 2011 with double-digit increases over last year in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide. Growth is expected to continue but at a slower pace for 2012 through 2014, according to the annual business "outlook" survey of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Just eight months ago, one commercial and industrial supply distributor did not fully understand the impact implementing a warehouse management system would have on its daily operations. For over 100 years, Winans-McShane in East Brunswick, NJ has been leading the way in commercial and industrial supply distribution.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, trying to build ties with an economic rival, said Wednesday that China would buy $25 billion in U.S. goods and had given final approval to a long-negotiated $19 billion deal for 200 Boeing planes. The announcement came as Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived at the White House for a state visit with President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's starting to feel like another recession. Businesses are ordering fewer goods. Home sales are the slowest in decades. Jobs are scarce, and unemployment claims are rising. Perhaps most worrisome, manufacturing activity, which had been one of the economy's few bright spots, is faltering.
The largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer and leader in medium-duty and commercial vehicles, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), is now fully equipped with a warehouse identification and floor marking system to beat the competition, following a premier installation from the country’s leading manufacturer and installation firm, ASG Services.
New trends, tools, and techniques to help industrial distributors better manage their supplier relationships are becoming increasingly prevalent in the business-to-business marketplace. Kristin Muhlner, CEO of RollStream, a provider of enterprise resource management technology, recently sat down with Industrial Distribution to discuss supply relationships, some of the new technologies, and how they are being received by the industrial distribution community.