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Distribution In The Second Half Of 2014: Critical Factors

June 26, 2014 10:03 am | by Industrial Distribution

A look forward to the second half of 2014 and what you can expect to influence business operations in your marketplace.                      


Video: ID Looks At The First Half Of 2014, And How It's Impacting Distributors

June 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Industrial Distribution

In this ID Video Market Report special edition, we’ll review what’s happened so far in 2014 — and how it’s been effecting industrial distributors. Topics include the economy, consolidation, and the ever-innovating Amazon.     


Amazon Smartphone Ups The E-commerce Game

June 19, 2014 10:03 am | by CNN Money

Amazon launched a smartphone yesterday that can recognize physical objects and automatically add them to your Amazon cart. This video briefly demonstrates the new feature, the next step in e-commerce.          


Longer Tractor-Trailers Could Be On Their Way

June 16, 2014 10:38 am | by CBS

Some companies want to extend semi trailers from 28 feet to 33 feet - but will these longer trucks pose more safety risks?                       


The Price Tag for Corporate Negligence

June 13, 2014 10:07 am | by CNNMoney

GM is in the crosshairs for a delayed recall that caused at least 13 deaths. How much might it have to pay out as a result?                      


Spacesaver's ActivRACK Mobilized Storage System

March 13, 2014 10:52 am | by Spacesaver Industrial

Located at booth #8527 during MODEX 2014, Spacesaver Industrial will showcase a new interactive app that helps visitors visualize their storage potential.               

Stress Less: Partner With PFI

March 13, 2014 10:51 am | by PFI

Are you feeling more stressed and less productive that you did a few years ago? Are you struggling to grow your account base?                     


Obama Announces First Manufacturing Hub

January 20, 2014 10:07 am | by CNN Video

The president discusses a new North Carolina "manufacturing hub" that he hopes will spread innovation nationwide.                            


What Sorting 2,000 Packages Every 17 Seconds Looks Like

December 17, 2013 10:16 am | by CNNMoney

CNNMoney takes a look at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, Ky., the center of the company's international shipping operations. It's the size of 90 football fields, sorts 350,000 packages an hour, and contributes 20,000 jobs to the local economy.  


IN BRIEF With Alan Beaulieu: The Current Fiscal Reality

November 21, 2013 3:44 pm | by IMTS

Eric LeMasters, AMT's Industry Economist, caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, at the 2013 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference for a quick update on the current Fiscal Reality. Alan's presentation at the conference covered projections for machine tool orders as well as an outlook for the general economy.


Value-Added Selling: A Message Of Hope

August 29, 2013 2:48 pm | by Tom Reilley, Author of Value-Added Selling

Value-Added Selling is a content-rich message of hope, one that distributors need to hear - and implement - in these tough economic times.                   


Special Video Presentation: The 2013 Big 50 List

August 27, 2013 4:12 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

This year, for the first time ever, Industrial Distribution's annual Big 50 List is announced via special video presentation. This highly-anticipated list recognizes the industrial market's 50 largest global distributors. The video countdown will reveal this year's roster starting from 50 all the way to #1.


Right-Size Your B2B Ecommerce Strategy

August 20, 2013 11:20 am | by Insite Software

We all know that too many options often come with lots of headaches — not so with Insite Software. A robust platform accompanied by personal attention and quick implementations set Insite apart from other enterprise vendors and assure an eCommerce solution that works for your business.


VIDEO: Engineered Attachment Points Keep Tools Functional

August 9, 2013 3:17 pm | by Snap-On Industrial Brands

Expanding on the introduction of the Snap-On Industrial Brand’s new Tools @ Height Program, John Martell takes a closer look at the tools and their engineered attachment points created for the program to increase safety and productivity on the jobsite.


Addressing Market Disruptions: B2B Game Plan Forum

July 25, 2013 4:30 pm | by Game Plan

Game Plan is the only e-commerce Forum for the B2B market of Brands, Manufacturers, and Distributors. Brian Walker, Senior Vice President of Strategy at hybris, shares his thoughts on the importance of a B2B forum such as Game Plan. This is a place where B2B thought leaders can come together and discuss what is happening in the current market.


VIDEO: Snap-on Aims High With Tools @ Height Program

July 15, 2013 1:49 pm | by Snap-on Industrial Brands

The third most common occurrence of death in the workplace is when people fall. The fourth most common? When things fall on people. Martell discusses the new program from Snap-on that aims to keep things from falling on people, so that this category can fall off the statistics charts.


ISA 2013 Day Two Wrap-Up

June 4, 2013 10:16 am | by IDtv

Monday's ISA wrap-up report from IDtv features ISA Vice President Michael Carr on the value of connecting suppliers with their partners, Anna Wells and Jack Keough discuss face-to-face training with product demos, and an exclusive interview with Cataleap's Tim Barry on the future of the catalog.

ISA 2013 Day One Wrap-Up

June 3, 2013 12:49 pm | by IDtv

Sunday's ISA wrap-up report from IDtv includes John Buckley on the changes to the ISA program and how they reflect the need for distributors to "thrive in a connected world," Anna Wells and Jack Keough discuss how best practices have morphed based on market shifts and customer demands, and a look at some of the newest products and solutions on display.


Spacesaver: Storage At Work

March 6, 2013 1:26 pm

Spacesaver Industrial explains how industrial users can take existing racking equipment and mobilize it for more effective storage and accessibility. See how the ActiveRAC system allows for cost reduction via its condensed storage capability, allowing expanding businesses to take back the square footage they need for production.

Video Market Report 6: Big Acquisitions, Possible Divestitures, and Tips on a Millenial Workforce

February 27, 2013 3:48 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff

In the sixth episode of the Industrial Distribution Video Market Report, we highlight the latest consolidation trends, including news from MSC, Barnes Group, ITW, and Rexnord. Financial updates follow Grainger, United Stationers and Lincoln Electric, and announcements from trade associations show market segment improvements and efforts towards talent management.



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