Details about Grainger's new Gamut.com offering dominated news on ID this past week, while MSC Industrial's hire of Lowe's former chief supply chain officer also made waves.
Here's this week's Top 5. It's hard to believe we're already into June of 2017!
Grainger CEO Talks New Gamut.com Offering: On May 24, Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson gave a presentation at the company’s Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL, where he shared details on the company’s new website offering, Gamut.com. See the details here.
Former Lowe's Chief Supply Chain Officer Joins MSC Industrial: Prior to joining MSC, Stephen Szilagyi was chief supply chain officer for Lowe's for 15 years. He will now oversee the oversight of MSC's customer fulfillment centers, transportation and logistics, purchasing and inventory management.
Video - An Updated Look At Fastenal's Distribution Network: Get an overview of Fastenal's distribution network, including its hierarchy of hubs and the role of each level.
Centralized Vs. Decentralized Procurement: Trust Is Key: Is your company's product purchasing centralized or decentralized? Here, Eric Jensen explores the arguments for and against each and how to balance financial pressure to reduce inventory and increase turns.
Watch Lawson Products Ring Wednesday's Nasdaq Closing Bell: Lawson Products is celebrating its 65th anniversary throughout 2017 with a series of events, but it'll be hard to top what it did on Wednesday.