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Lean And Beyond: Increasing The Awareness Of MRO

April 16, 2014 5:00 pm | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment is essential. Subsequently, awareness is not enough; the ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.

Wholesale Stockpiles Up 0.5% In February

April 10, 2014 10:47 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles for an eighth consecutive month in February...

Better On-The-Job Electrical Safety

April 10, 2014 9:46 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and...

How Booksellers Are Competing With Amazon

April 8, 2014 5:55 pm | by Abbigail Kriebs, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

I attended a panel this past weekend where independent bookstore owners discussed the book-...

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Where Is Your Organization With Regard To Item Stratification?

April 7, 2014 3:18 pm | by Brad Vance, Senior Business Process Consultant, Epicor Software | Blogs | Comments

Most companies stratify their items in some shape or form, but few apply more than a single or dual data point methodology. Stratifying the items that your company stocks can help create focus on the products that are currently carried and are doing well, versus the ones that have fallen into the “black hole” of slowmoving and dead inventory.

Back To Life: An Innovative Approach To Moving Dead Inventory

April 7, 2014 10:55 am | by Ron Nuñez, President & COO, IBC | Blogs | Comments

Every industrial distributor deals with the looming problem of dead inventory at the end of every period. Yet, even though they know that the less inventory they have the better off their business is, the task of actually moving dead inventory is easier said than done.

Columbus McKinnon Releases RFID To Simplify Inspection Process

April 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Columbus McKinnon | Product Releases | Comments

When integrated with a complete inventory and inspection management system, CM Smart ID can enable faster inventory tracking and serialization, more efficient safety inspections, and improved inventory and inspection data accuracy, says the company.

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Hannibal Industries Now Offers Dual-Pallet Handling

April 1, 2014 2:55 pm | by Hannibal Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The new partnership with Twinlode introduces a double-wide design that allows loading or unloading two pallets during one given time while reducing handling costs and trimming warehouse expenses.

New Walkie Pallet Truck

March 28, 2014 3:43 pm | by Yale Material Handling Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new walkie is designed to increase efficiency and productivity through exceptional operator comfort and innovative performance-enhancing features, says the company.

WinWholesale Opens New Regional Distribution Center In Colorado

March 26, 2014 5:15 pm | by WinWholesale, Inc. | News | Comments

“We’re very excited about the new distribution center in Colorado. It gives us the opportunity to help our locations in the West grow their businesses by adding more product lines and in greater quantities than the former facility allowed,” said Paul Donarum, vice president, WinWholesale Sourcing Services.

Lighter Pallet pointGUARD Can Save Product, Money

March 24, 2014 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The shipping protector’s main purpose is to protect the product by keeping the top lead board defended from strapping or forklift damage. Due to its low price point, it’s intended for one time use.

Floor To Ceiling Storage Solution

March 21, 2014 9:47 am | by Vidmar | Product Releases | Comments

A custom-configured combination of industrial-strength shelves, drawers, roll-out trays, and doors accomodate large and small parts alike by utilizing every cubic inch of available space.

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W&H Systems Launches Allied Products Program

March 20, 2014 9:47 am | by W&H Systems, Inc. | News | Comments

The new Allied Products program, which focuses on providing niche products for maintenance, packaging, safety, and storage operations within a warehouse, will be led by John Niemeyer.                  

3 Inbound Shipping Challenges Logistics Executives Face Which Impact The Entire Supply Chain

March 17, 2014 12:45 pm | by Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis | Blogs | Comments

If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.

Barcoding, Inc. & AeroScout Industrial To Deliver Hybrid RFID Solutions

March 11, 2014 12:10 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

These solutions will combine passive and active RFID (radio frequency identification). By merging the best features of both active and passive RFID, this hybrid system approach creates one, unified visibility solution for tracking assets.   

Ergonomic Life For 5-Gallon Pails

March 10, 2014 3:53 pm | by Lift'N Buddy | Product Releases | Comments

The Pail Partner’s special yoke securely holds a plastic or metal pail just below its rigid collar.

Dematic Introduces Order Fulfillment Solution

March 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Dematic | Product Releases | Comments

The Dematic Put Wall System serves as an order consolidation and packing method that brings high productivity, order accuracy, speed, and efficiency to the order fulfillment process, says the company. 

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Five Simple Rules To Follow When Automating Your Warehouse

March 6, 2014 4:55 pm | by Dan Labell, President & Owner, Westfalia Technologies, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.                 

A Brief Look At The History Of Vending Machine Technologies

March 6, 2014 9:33 am | by Danielle M., Blogger & Business Student | Articles | Comments

For most of their history, automated vending machines focused primarily on giving retail consumers quick access to products. Only recently have they merged with inventory tracking software to create more powerful and effective inventory control systems.

Wireless Barcode Scanning For Shop Floor & Warehouse

March 3, 2014 5:16 pm | by xTuple | Product Releases | Comments

The Distribution Edition of xTuple replaces the former Standard Edition, which will be retired, and includes integration with third party catalogs and pricing services including Trade Service.

Wall Tree Tool Holder

February 28, 2014 2:31 pm | by Huot Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new Huot wall tree locker includes three toolholder shelves available in all popular tapers, and different taper toolholder shelves can be used together in the same cabinet.

Power Pick Global Warehouse Management Software

February 26, 2014 5:15 pm | by Kardex Remstar | Product Releases | Comments

Power Pick Global 4.0 can be configured for a single workstation as well as manage multiple work zones, and it offers a scalable design.        

Order Management: The Business Lifeblood

February 26, 2014 5:09 pm | by Steve Smith, COO, Esker | Blogs | Comments

If someone is not ordering the goods or services you provide, then the rest of your problems will quickly go away, and so will your company.                   

Ergonomic Order Picking

February 21, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frazier Industrial Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Ergo-Label Beam is the blended, engineered design of two popular Frazier order picking solutions developed in response to customer needs for more efficient, cost effective order picking alternatives, says the company.

How HD Supply Optimized The Efficiency & Agility Of The Supply Chain Governance Program

February 19, 2014 3:11 pm | by Susan Van Houten, Sr. Director of Global Sourcing & Sharon John, Director of Supplier Quality, HD Supply, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, HD Supply oversees product inventories of more than one million SKUs. As the  company grew their SKU count and supplier base, tracking began to get increasingly complex and emails more difficult to manage.

The Wholesale Evolution

February 17, 2014 12:54 pm | by Ranga Bodla, Director of Industry Marketing, NetSuite | Blogs | Comments

Wholesale distribution companies are under increasing pressure to reassert their role in the broader supply network. Direct-to-consumer sales by manufacturers threaten to erode margins. The launch of AmazonSupply.com sets the stage for B2B buyers to take advantage of economies of scale that are virtually impossible for mid-market distributors to match.

Barcoding, Inc. Launches RFID Practice

January 29, 2014 9:56 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With the mission to empower clients to achieve greater visibility in their business through the use of RFID technology, RFID by Barcoding takes a systematic approach to implementing an RFID system, beginning with a business processes review.

Graphic Products Releases "How To" Video Series

January 22, 2014 10:31 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

The series also features the EZ-ON solution for cleaning and applying labels, information on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for chemical labeling, and how to's for many other industrial applications.

Kane Is Able Opens Distribution Center In Southern California

January 21, 2014 10:21 am | by Kane Is Able, Inc. | News | Comments

This geographic expansion in services was the result of a redesign of their partner network. It is anticipated that the move to the new location will generate an annual savings of more than one million dollars in transportation costs.   

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