The past seven days on ID were led by an even mix of best-practice articles, acquisition news and MSC Industrial's latest quarterly earnings report.
Here's this week's Top 5
Managers, Loosen Your Grip On Salespeople: Sales managers tighten their grip on salespeople with the best intentions, but it doesn’t help. Paul Reilly — whose articles are always popular with the ID audience — discusses how salespeople learn from failure, and provides tips on how to loosen your grip to let them do so.
Würth Group Acquires Fastener Distributor House Of Threads: Birmingham, AL-based House of Threads is now a part of Würth's Industry Division of North America (WINA), which gains 108 employees and more than 1,200 active customers with the move.
Jack Keough - 3M Ready For More Large Acquisitions: ID contributing editor Jack Keough discusses the manufacturing conglomerate's recent presentation to investors and analysts, in which 3M said it has $24 billion to $29 billion set aside in the future for deployment into “strategic opportunities." 3M said that some acquisitions could be larger than the company has been known for over the years.
MSC Industrial Sales, Profit Dip Further In Q2 On Weakened Demand: MSC kicked off another earnings reporting season as the first of ID's Big 50 List companies to share its quarterly performance numbers. MSC's posted sales and profit declines that were nearly identical in size compared to Q1, while its portion of sales from e-commerce ticked up to near 58 percent.
What A Refrigerator Taught Me About Inventory Management: Cutwater Solutions' Eric Jensen discusses five good inventory management lessons learned from a simple look in a refrigerator.