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This is How A Driverless Truck Works

May 18, 2015 10:07 am | by Bloomburg Business | Videos | Comments

Regulatory and technological obstacles may hold back the driverless car for decades. But one of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on the highway's of Nevada.

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...

Epicor Announces Spinoff Of Epicor Retail Solutions Business

May 11, 2015 12:34 pm | by Epicor | News | Comments

Epicor Software and Epicor Retail Solutions will soon be separated into two private-owned...

Case Study: Shop Tools Revamps Industrial Vending Sales Ordering With Conexiom

May 6, 2015 9:33 am | by Conexiom | Articles | Comments

Wanting a solution to process industrial vending orders more efficiently, Shop Tools turned to...

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Exact Introduces Online App Center

April 30, 2015 1:54 pm | by Exact Online | Product Releases | Comments

The Exact Online App Center features third-party apps for a variety of complementary business functions, processes, and time-saving tasks.

NetSuite To Acquire Bronto Software

April 23, 2015 1:22 pm | by NetSuite | News | Comments

The combination brings together a leader in cloud omnichannel commerce with a leader in commerce marketing automation.

U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 22, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Blogs | Comments

The Postal Service has named The Workhorse Group, which pairs a delivery truck with a "Horsefly" drone, a finalist for an upcoming vehicle contract amid reports that the service's current fleet is nearing the end of its shelf life.

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A Unifying Vision For Distribution And The Robot Revolution

April 22, 2015 8:26 am | by Krishnan Sundaresan, Director at ARRYVE | Articles | Comments

Robots can’t be considered the future of distribution. They are the present, and distributors that don’t plan on integrating robots with a holistic perspective will be left in the past.

Verizon Releases 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report

April 16, 2015 1:07 pm | by Verizon | News | Comments

According to this year’s report, the bulk of the cyberattacks (70 percent) use a combination of both sophisticated and old techniques and involve a secondary victim, adding complexity to a breach.

Wearables Gaining Popularity In Business

April 16, 2015 12:19 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Along with industrial warehouses already testing and implementing smart glasses, other wearable technology like smartwatches and fitness bands are making their way into plant floors as well.

Amazon Announces Analytics Service

April 13, 2015 4:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amazon announced Amazon Machine Learning during an address to a company meeting in San Francisco on Thursday. The service will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Geofencing Enables Wolseley UK's One-Hour Delivery To Branches

April 8, 2015 12:39 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Wolseley UK will implement the technology across its entire network by the end of the month, which allows delivery trucks to alert branch recipients when they are 20 minutes away.

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Study Finds IoT Vital To Future Of Transportation And Logistics Industry

April 6, 2015 12:49 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A recent study done on behalf of Zebra Technologies found that found 96 percent of transportation and logistics companies agree that the Internet of Things is the most strategic technological initiative their organization will undertake this decade.

Amazon Bypasses U.S. Drone Regulations By Testing In Canada

March 30, 2015 5:21 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

After the FAA approved an already obsolete delivery drone last week, Amazon has already gone abroad to further develop its Prime Air technology.

New Alternatives To Computer Passwords

March 26, 2015 10:18 am | Videos | Comments

Forget about forgetting passwords.

Should All Industrial Distributors Be Using Social Media?

March 26, 2015 8:15 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Social networks have been around nearly a decade, but industrial distributors are only recently joining in. Is it appropriate for you? ID spoke with Dr. Kathryne Newton, Dean of University of Innovative Distribution and professor at Purdue University, to get her thoughts on the matter.

Amazon Says Its FAA Approved Delivery Drone Is Already Obsolete

March 25, 2015 9:16 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Amazon's top policy executive told a Senate subcommittee that the drone testing approval it got from the FAA last week was irrelevant when it arrived because it was for an aircraft the company is no longer testing.

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Barcoding Partners With B2M Solutions To Offer Mobile Process Optimization

March 17, 2015 12:24 pm | News | Comments

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.

Barcoding, Inc. Launches Supply Chain Architecture Practice

March 10, 2015 10:34 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new offering is a dedicated practice for the identification, formulation, and management of perfect order fulfillment processes.

Epicor Acquires Shipping Solutions Business From Insite Software

February 19, 2015 12:38 pm | by Epicor | News | Comments

The InsiteShip and InsiteManifest integrated shipping and fulfillment software solutions strengthen Epicor's supply chain capabilities and cloud ERP strategy.

Are You A Hack Waiting To Happen? Your Boss Wants To Know

February 12, 2015 12:34 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers' a pop quiz, testing security savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites.

What Makes 'Omni-Channel' Work?

February 11, 2015 1:13 pm | by Kodak Alaris | Articles | Comments

A study shows customers are using up to nine different communication channels to contact companies today, tet most contact centers are optimized to handle only one channel — the phone. That's not a formula for success.

E2open Bought By Private Equity Firm For $273M

February 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Insight Venture Partners will pay a 41 percent premium over E2open's Wednesday closing stock, which has declined 74 percent in the past 12 months.                             

Amazon Warehouse Robots In Action

February 3, 2015 1:00 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Inside this Amazon warehouse in Coppell, Texas, an army of robots work to keep up with customer demands, having to cover an area longer than 60 football fields.                         

Amazon Introduces Business Email Service

January 29, 2015 4:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

For $4 per inbox, users can use WorkMail to power their existing email service, such as Outlook.                                            

The Benefits Of Automating ERP

January 13, 2015 10:56 am | by Alyssa Kadansky, Metafile Information Systems | Articles | Comments

Heaps of paperwork can prevent business processes from operating efficiently, whereas research has shown productivity gains of as much as 82 percent in companies that automate their ERP solution. Here's why you should.       

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.              

United Stationers And ECi Extend Collaboration Agreement

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by United Stationers | News | Comments

The agreement sets in motion extended integration of United's digital services into a number of ECi's e-commerce platforms, providing resellers access to e-commerce tools both now and into the future.               

United Stationers Announces Sale Of MBS Dev

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by United Stationers | News | Comments

United Stationers said MBS Dev, a software solutions subsidiary, will be advanced to meet the specialized needs of distribution industries.                               

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