U.S. and foreign supplier/vendor concerns and distribution disruptions topped the risk factors list for a second straight year.
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a...
A five-year labor deal was ratified Friday, covering dockworkers at 29 West Coast Ports through...
The results of our tech section survey questions seem to grow more salient over time, as the obvious impacts of the digital age become more evident to industrial distributors. Some pioneers are already on the cutting edge, while others are relatively varied in their progress.
Even as e-commerce reshapes the market, best practices tend to stay the same. Even so, relations with suppliers show changing trends.
There is a crisis on the trucking and shipping side of things, and it is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers and change the way warehouses and manufacturers need to operate.
Take a look at the current state of FedEx Ground, and a rundown of where and when to expect new distribution hubs over the next couple years. Is one coming near you?
Our demographics show that over the last 10 years of the survey, there has been a 20 percent drop in respondents who are family-owned, likely resulting from the recession and ensuing merger & acquisition activity since.
Walmart is testing a three-day free shipping service to customers for roughly half the cost of Amazon Prime.
A recent study shows a record level of manufacturing jobs were brought into the U.S. by a combination of reshoring and foreign direct investment in 2014.
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.
The fifth annual Women in Manufacturing summit will be held in Minneapolis September 23 – September 25. This annual event is geared toward women who have chosen careers in manufacturing and want to share perspectives and network with others in the industry.
April's port volume was up only 8.1 percent year-over-year, compared to March's 33 percent spike following the tentative West Coast port labor deal.
The success of the inaugural program, which generated hundreds of nominations and created a groundswell of industry support, inspired the organizations to continue it this year.
Economists had expected the March deficit to expand, reflecting the resolution of labor disputes which had slowed shipments at West Coast ports. But the bigger than expected deficit will likely shrink an already anemic first quarter of economic growth.
Several hundred drivers that haul cargo from the docks at Los Angeles and Long Beach began a strike Monday against four trucking companies
Supply Chain Analytics by Barcoding enables companies in a wide range of industries to identify immediate cost savings and cost-shifting opportunities due to insight into a number factors.
Amazon Business has been designed to provide easy access to everything from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies – as well as business-only selection and pricing.
Subsidiaries of Dutch firm Eriks nv have acquired American distributors Seals & Packings and Action Industrial Group.
Analysis shows that the country's top 30 export categories combined for a trade deficit of more than $67 billion in 2013.
The CEO/president transition represents next step in the execution of Horizon’s long-term strategic plan, with internal promotions setting the stage for streamlined growth.
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.
The top U.S. oil reserves are forecast to decrease next month for the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Drilling Productivity Report debuted in October of 2013.
As distributors continue to enhance services to customers to remain competitive in today’s market, constant diligence is necessary to maintain a streamlined and efficient supply chain that is resistant to disruption.
In July, West Coast port imports exceeded the East Coast's by 33 percent. At the end of February, that margin was just 3 percent.
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and port terminal operators, called Friday's caucus vote "an important endorsement ... and a critical step forward," in a written statement.
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.
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