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How Companies Are Capitalizing On Document Management Services

June 24, 2015 8:18 am | by Jeff Frankel, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at docSTAR | Articles | Comments

From Fortune 100 to small businesses, companies can gain the efficiencies with affordable document management software, and companies with the most complex processes can realize the biggest return on investment.

3D Printing: How Concerning For Industrial Distributors?

June 23, 2015 8:03 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

3D printing has been has been synonymous with manufacturing in recent years. But what is its...

What’s Ahead In 2015 For HVAC Systems And Maintenance

June 22, 2015 10:36 am | by Timothy Kane is President of Goodway Technologies | Articles | Comments

As we look to the rest of 2015, there are a few trends you’ll see in maintenance tools that will...

Why The Time Is Right For Distributors To Move To The Cloud

June 18, 2015 8:40 am | by Ranga Bodla, Industry Lead for Wholesale Distribution, NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Cloud ERP isn’t just about addressing a company’s existing challenges and needs, but those they’...

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Q&A: Communications On The Warehouse Floor

June 16, 2015 10:42 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Mike Lanciloti, VP of product management at Spectralink, discusses mobile device trends for the manufacturing industry and the challenges they face in the warehouse environment.

Bearing Down On Counterfeit Motion Control Components

June 15, 2015 8:11 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor | News | Comments

SKF Bearings estimates that the global rolling bearing market size in 2014 reached almost $40 billion. However, as the bearing market increases, so do the number of counterfeit bearing operations.

Enhancing Indoor Air Quality In Manufacturing Facilities

June 11, 2015 8:03 am | by Tennant Company | Articles | Comments

Enhancing indoor air quality through better cleaning practices and equipment can improve employees’ health, and improve the overall experience for visitors to your facility.

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Is Work-Life Balance Dead?

June 1, 2015 8:03 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

Many in today’s workforce so closely integrate work efforts into their overall life that the days of ‘clocking out’ are buried in the distant memories of work before email. How can businesses with stringent scheduling requirements help address employee wants and needs?

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 most of 2015.

May/June Digital Edition

May 12, 2015 9:16 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Industrial Distribution's 2015 May/June issue features our 68th Annual Survey of Distributor Operations – an in-depth report highlighting critical issues for distributors with data to help drive business decisions. Other features include a distributor profile on United Distribution Group, Jack Keough's Closer Look at non-residential construction, and a Manufacturer's View on service value.

Why And How You Should Conduct A Waste Audit

April 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, AFFLINK | Articles | Comments

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.

March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 16, 2015 3:34 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.

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New Tool Helps Reps Gain Insights About Distributors

March 11, 2015 10:31 am | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The "Uncover… For Manufacturer Reps" program is a proprietary distributor satisfaction survey that enables independent manufacturer rep agencies to solicit feedback from their distributors.

Investigation Finds Hurt Workers Suffer More In Some States

March 5, 2015 3:15 pm | by NewsyBusiness | Videos | Comments

ProPublica and NPR's joint investigation found drastic cuts to workers compensation benefits and employees' access to those benefits.

This Software Will Mitigate Your Operational Disruptions

March 5, 2015 8:30 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

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.

NLRB Ruling Gives Unions Advantage In Email Organizing

December 23, 2014 1:21 pm | by National Association of Wholesale Distributors | News | Comments

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that employers could not prohibit employees from using their company’s email to communicate and engage in union organizing on their own time.              

2015: A Busy Year For OSHA

December 19, 2014 1:47 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

According to OSHA's budget justification, its plans to increase the number of health inspections next year are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to its full 2015 agenda.                     

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U.S. Issues Anti-Discrimination Rule For Employers

December 4, 2014 5:26 pm | by Tom Raum, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The final rule issued Wednesday will become effective 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register and will apply to workers of all federal contractors from that date forward.                   

Study: Ottawa's Anti-Corruption Rules On Suppliers Threaten Canadian Economy

November 24, 2014 9:39 am | by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The analysis explored possible scenarios, concluding that annual sales for a typical disqualified company would drop by $351 million and force it to fire more than 400 Canadian workers.                   

Customer Service: What It Means For Today's Independent Distributor

November 18, 2014 1:25 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Hear from several independent industrial distributors, as well as IBC, to learn about the evolving state of customer service for independents and how they are adapting.                       

How To Stay Compliant With OSHA's New GHS Rules

October 27, 2014 3:32 pm | by Chris Palmisano | News | Comments

Besides training employees on the new GHS (Global Harmonization System) labeling elements, new pictograms, and the new SDS (Safety Data Sheet) format, there are more important challenges to compliance, that many employers and Safety Managers may not even realize.

Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the supply chain?                                         

Home Depot Breach Affected 56 Million Debit, Credit Cards

September 19, 2014 9:40 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

The size of the theft at Home Depot trails only that of TJX Companies' heist of 90 million records disclosed in 2007.                                      

Home Depot Confirms Breach In U.S., Canada Stores

September 9, 2014 9:12 am | by Marley Jay, Associated Press | News | Comments

The news comes nearly a week after a website that focuses on cybersecurity reported a possible hack of Home Depot's data.                                     

Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

September 3, 2014 9:39 am | by Anne D'Innocezio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocery store chain Supervalu, P.F. Chang's, and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.                     

How Much Do Fantasy Football And Other Timewasters Cost Employers?

August 15, 2014 1:42 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

With fantasy football, social media and other timewasters more popular than ever, let's take a look at how much money employers are actually losing because of them.                         

NTN, NCIS Conduct Raid To Fight Counterfeit Bearings

August 11, 2014 10:24 am | by Jack Keough, ID Contributing Editor | News | Comments

NTN Bearing has announced the results of a joint raid that it participated in with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.                                    

5 Things Employers Should Know About Prescription Painkiller Use

August 6, 2014 4:52 pm | by National Safety Council | News | Comments

Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.                  

Oil Eater Expands Line Of Floor Cleaners

July 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Oil Eater | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to keep waste to a minimum, this 38 lb. economy size tub of powder can be used in a mop bucket, auto scrubber, or even in spray bottles for pennies per use, says the company.

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