The Obama administration's top labor official, Thomas Perez, cited the success of the collective bargaining process to solve the massive West Coast port labor standoff that ended in February as to why no changes in labor relations are needed.
Opponents say the longer trucks create more wear and tear on highways, are less safe on local...
Though there’s an increased interest in inventory management programs, such as VMI, that aim to...
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Boxcar manufacturers, hampered by low demand, remain largely prevented from scaling up their production, while railroads focus their spending on other priorities.
3D printing has been has been synonymous with manufacturing in recent years. But what is its outlook specifically in industrial distribution?
Mark Bozich will lead all of AFFLINK's field sales teams, calling on both Members and End-Users, as well as overseeing the operational functions that directly link to the success of the organization.
The American Trucking Association said industry generally supports the new rules, but remains concerned that it may result in use of technologies on vehicles before they can be fully tested.
The UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics study revealed buyers are increasingly willing to purchase outside of their existing supply base, identifying four significant forces impacting how relationships between industrial distributors and customers are being redefined.
FedEx has agreed to pay $228 million to settle litigation claiming the company short-changed its drivers on pay and benefits by improperly labeling them as independent contractors.
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.
Technology can kick internal operations up a notch and strengthen buyer-supplier relationships. Businesses looking to enhance their supplier relations should consider implementing different technologies to advance these four parts of the process.
April import traffic was down 12.4 percent from March, when numbers were driven up by a surge of backlogged cargo after the ports' labor dispute ended.
The PORTS Act would, during port disputes that threaten to harm the economy, allow governors to convene inquiry boards and, potentially, petition courts to prohibit work slowdowns or stoppages.
Industrial Distribution sat down with Prentis Wilson, VP, Amazon Business, and Petra Schindler-Carter, Director and GM, Amazon Business Marketplace, for an exclusive interview on how AmazonSupply morphed into a brand new marketplace for B2B buyers and sellers.
The Institute of Supply Management's chairman says that things are looking up with 14 of the 18 manufacturing industries reporting May growth, the West Coast port issue now behind us, and people overseas getting used to the higher dollar.
On a positive front, demand for oil and natural gas field machinery increased slightly in April, while the dollar has also steadied itself against the Euro, rising slightly since March.
Want better supplier adoption of your procurement portal? Start by asking your own sales staff. Here are four steps you can take to increase supplier adoption, utilization, and satisfaction with your procurement portal.
ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses Amazon Business' swift integration of AmazonSupply and what changes it brings. Keough also answers the question of 'how successful was AmazonSupply?'
Industry officials say they're concerned about the potential impact of the forthcoming regulations, which included a fuel efficiency improvement of about 40 percent by 2027.
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 category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive.
A five-year labor deal was ratified Friday, covering dockworkers at 29 West Coast Ports through July 1, 2019.
While it’s true that some companies are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., just as much new outsourcing is underway, according to new Wharton research.
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.
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