Mergers & Acquisitions
5 Minutes with ID
5 Minutes with ID
Wesco's Scott Dowell on How to Thrive Amid Challenging Business Conditions
Wesco's senior vice president and general manager discusses how the company is able to "consistently make the right decisions."
Do Distributors Know How to Tackle New Business Models?
In this 5 minute Q&A we chat about ways distribution businesses can incorporate change.
September 13, 2023
How to Make Real Supply Chain Progress
Challenges are far from over. What's your plan?
August 4, 2023
Q&A: Why You Still Need EDI
Distribution technology is moving at a breakneck pace, but don't forget about tried-and-true best practices like EDI.
June 14, 2023
Why Distributors Need to Modernize Hiring Practices
Turnover in distribution can be as high as 30%, says Texas A&M's Bharani Nagarathnam, Ph.D.
May 31, 2023
Zoro’s ‘Completely Different’ Approach to Technology
The Grainger subsidiary’s chief technology officer on how his team provides value "directly to our customers."
May 25, 2023
If E-Commerce Isn't Making Your Sales Team More Effective, You're Doing it Wrong
May 1, 2023
Q&A: How AI Helps Businesses Contend with Worker Shortages
April 7, 2023
Distributor with 1M+ Line Items Talks E-Commerce Trends, Tips
March 15, 2023
Fastenal Finds a Fit with ESG Reporting
March 15, 2023
Security Breach Podcast
A new video series from Manufacturing.net - Security Breach, looks to offer the insight and tools needed to ready your company's defenses. Stay up-to-date on today's vital cybersecurity topics by subscribing here.
December 1, 2023
5 Minutes with ID: Chris Dieringer, Chief Customer Officer for Flintfox
September 30, 2022
5 with ID: Mike Franz, ManufacturingPower
Why B2B needs to simplify the buying experience.
September 9, 2022
5 Minutes with ID: Optimas Americas President Daniel Harms
The distributor wants to turn the short-term resourcefulness of the pandemic into a long-term strength.
September 1, 2022
5 Minutes with ID: SecuraStock COO Bill Warren
August 16, 2022
Supply Constraints Push Distributors Toward Automation
How automation can help in a volatile marketplace.
July 21, 2022
5 Minutes with ID: Solve's Bearing Business Tie-Ups
The bearings and power transmission components supplier is on an acquisition spree.
June 13, 2022
5 Minutes with ID: Global Industrial’s CEO on the Road Ahead
Barry Litwin discusses the distributor's strong first quarter and his expectations for the rest of the year.
May 18, 2022
Sales Transformation and the Consequences of 'Wild West' Selling
Long-term business improvement requires a combination of strategy, tools and execution.
May 13, 2022
5 Minutes With ID: Wolseley Industrial is Now Ferguson Industrial
We chat with the group's vice president about what led to the rebranding and what it means for customers.
March 15, 2022
5 Minutes With ID: Motion President Randy Breaux Talks KDG Acquisition
We discuss what led to the landmark $1.3 billion deal and how Motion plans to integrate Kaman Distribution Group going forward.
February 1, 2022
5 Minutes With ID: Proton's Benj Cohen on AI's Evolving Role for Distributors
We all keep hearing about the benefits of artificial intelligence in production operations, but what about for distributors. We break that down here with Benj Cohen.
January 25, 2022
5 Minutes With ID: Milwaukee Tool’s Zach Richman on Developments in PPE
The company known for power tools has increasingly found a niche in driving innovation in PPE.
January 20, 2022
5 Minutes With ID: New ISA President Breen Talks Industry's Vibe, 2022 Convention & More
Brendan Breen, who was just promoted to the role of ISA president on Jan. 4, stops by to chat about the general state of the industrial supply market and preview the first in-person ISA convention since 2019.
January 10, 2022
5 Minutes with ID: White Cup on Why Intelligent Pricing is More Important Than Ever
We chat with White Cup's Brian Friedle on the role of intelligent pricing amid the supply chain chaos, and why more distributors haven't gotten involved.
December 20, 2021