In the second part of this Q&A round table discussion, Industrial Distribution talks with companies about supply chain management issues manufacturers are dealing with and implementing new platform solutions to address those concerns. These issues are very similar to the ones being faced in the distribution space at this time.
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A current bill finding its way through Congress is aimed at forcing internet retailers to collect sales tax from their customers, even when those customers live in a state where the store doesn't have a physcial presence. If this bill passes, giants like Amazon could be facing some big changes.
The Dos & Don’ts Of Selling To Customers In China: How to Avoid Getting Caught Between The Tiger & DragonMay 10, 2013 4:48 pm | by Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments
You may be debating whether or not to conduct business in China. Or perhaps your company has already entered the market in Asia and finding it to be a difficult path. There’s no doubt that China presents a huge opportunity through its growing class of consumers that are hungry for new products. But can you frame your selling propositions the same way you would for a North American sale?
The new VisiCab toolbox actually ‘sees’ which items are in it and which are missing, making it an exceptional answer for Foreign Object Debris (F.O.D.) control, says the company . . .
Inventory management has been at the forefront of most software systems since the early 1980s. You would think that after all these years we would be at a point where inventory accuracy would be a given. Well, think again! Thirty years later most companies cannot claim higher than 96% inventory Record Accuracy.
As a result of this acquisition, Barcoding will strengthen its portfolio of RFID and auto-identification technologies by offering the full breadth of Miles Technologies’ solutions. By increasing its presence in the Central United States, Barcoding can better service and support enterprise customers from its Chicago office, as well as uncover new business opportunities in the Central and Western United States.
TIC was selected as a new member of the US Electrical Division Supplier community with a rating of 10 stars. Toshiba's membership is retroactive to January 1, 2013. The TIC product groups included in this new agreement with AD are LED Lighting Systems, Low Voltage Electric Motors, Low Voltage Adjustable Speed Drives, and Uninterruptible Power Systems.
The company is opening a new distribution center on Wednesday, May 1st, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area to better serve local and regional customers. This strategic expansion supports HWC’s ongoing commitment to Right Product, Right Place, Right Time®, and will provide customers with the best possible service through standard same day shipment or will-call pickup.
What will your company do differently this year? In recent discussions with innovators in the wholesale distribution industry, several forward-looking themes emerged. It’s important to make a distinction between true transformations versus incremental change.
These machines are engineered to provide industry leading features, heavy duty construction for 24/7 operation, and ergonomic, user-friendly operation and case size set up
Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) groups at many companies are facing a major challenge: toxic MRO master catalogs stuffed with incomplete data on replacement parts, a problem that drives up costs and creates large-scale problems for multiple corporate divisions.
Tompkins explores the main symptoms associated with the current plague of short-term thinking, how companies can begin growing again, and how the “Amazon Cure” and Jeff Bezos’ focus on innovation and investment help create long-term value. It’s time for business leaders to stop cannibalizing their long-term success by focusing on short-term profits.
Supply chain management has always been important, and it's a big part of any successful just-in-time delivery system. The dream of true real time management, alas, has remained elusive. New technology may finally bring the dream to life.
Many members of the new management team left careers at larger, more established companies in order to join 3Gtms. Notably, several of these executives have previously worked with Weseley and saw a unique opportunity to be part of a group of key transportation management innovators and offer much-needed solutions in an underserved mid-market.
With ShipmentWatch, FedEx Custom Critical manages SenseAware devices to track customers’ shipments. The service includes programming the device to the customer’s requirements prior to the shipment, sending the device to the shipper and then proactively monitoring the shipment from pickup to delivery.
The company is planning to invest $100 million in the new facility, which will bring approximately 100 new permanent, local jobs to the Jonesburg community over the next few years. It is anticipated that an estimated 400 ancillary local jobs in trucking, welding and maintenance services will support operations at the facility when completed.
According to an exclusive with Reuters, Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com Inc.
Industrial Distribution had a chance to chat with Greg White, Chairman & CEO of Blue Ridge, on how managing inventory is a changing game. Blue Ridge's complete solution includes proven inventory-alignment technology along with an investment-driven approach to support and buyer education—all delivered by a team with first-hand experience as inventory replenishment, supply-chain professionals.
UPS® today announced the expansion of its Preferred Less-Than-Container Load (PLCL) expedited ocean freight service to include Western Europe. The move highlights UPS’s competitive advantage in providing customers new options to move goods quickly, yet economically.
What started as a 40,000 sq. ft. empty box is now a maze of multilayered conveyors and “mods” where employees sort and pack merchandise for distribution to the various Kohl’s retail stores around the country. Of the nine Kohl’s distribution centers, this Findlay, Ohio location needed a way to help the HVAC system distribute the air throughout the space so the employees on the line were more comfortable.
In 2012, Bob Purvis and Don Chargin launched the E-commerce site American Made MRO. The online company supports only American made products, assembled with American made materials using American labor. American Made MRO is aiming to deliver American made products competitively to all markets domestically and globally by providing best in class, American made, tier one quality suppliers.
These industrial distributors have not only designed and installed more systems than most distributors, but have made significant training investments in their personnel to ensure that customers receive superior service and rapid support for their AutoCrib systems.
Industrial Distribution talks with companies about supply chain management issues manufacturers are dealing with and implementing new platform solutions to address those concerns in this 2-part Q&A round table discussion. These issues are very similar to the ones being faced in the distribution space at this time.
This venture immediately expands LEGACY’s distribution footprint to a total of 35 facilities, four transportation offices, and over 6 million square feet of warehousing space in North America. Additionally, it expands their supply chain presence into the large retail market. The alignment of technological resources of the two companies will enhance LEGACY’s supply chain solutions capabilities for current and future clients.
The Octopus ‘S’ Series comes equipped with the new patented Easy S Film Carriage which enables simple film loading, maximizes pre-stretch performance and minimizes wear.