Mergers & Acquisitions
Warehouse Workers Adapting to Robots
There are growing concerns that keeping up with the pace of the latest warehouse productivity technology is taking a toll on human workers' health, safety and morale.
Dec 30th, 2019
Most Workers Still Lack Paid Leave
Dec 23rd, 2019
Quick Hits: Shakeup in Top 10 Workplaces
Dec 23rd, 2019
Nominations Now Open for AEM’s $50,000 Celebratory Grant Program
Jun 17th, 2019
ORS Nasco Supports Workshops for Warriors’ Pride In Partnership Program
Jun 11th, 2019
Behind Deadline: Home Projects Suffer From Worker Shortage
Current estimates indicate there are about 300,000 unfilled jobs in the construction industry.
Jun 11th, 2019
Poll: Some Younger Workers View Aging Workforce Negatively
Some younger workers aren't particularly thrilled to see a rising share of older Americans forgo retirement and continue working.
Jun 6th, 2019
A Business Secret Weapon: Using Education to Engineer Influence
Manufacturers and distributors spent, on average, $4.2 million on training last year.
May 28th, 2019
Boost Performance -- Connect Strategy and Execution Through Integrated Business Planning
Participants of the webinar will learn: • How to use IBP to clearly connect strategy to portfolio management, demand management, and supply management. • How IBP helps executive management to better focus on what matters to ensure the execution of strategy. • How to stay out of the “weeds” day to day and lead the organization to realize its strategies and financial goals.
Dec 31st, 1969
Employee Recognition and the Zombie Apocalypse
The working dead—employees with low motivation—can be devastating to your company’s performance and long-term potential.
May 14th, 2019
What a Great Boss Looks Like—How to Enable New Employees
Leadership is about teams producing results with a purpose mindset.
May 13th, 2019
Apprenticeships for Distribution Sales Organizations?
The urge to innovate is strong, but some approaches to workforce development have persisted for a reason.
May 8th, 2019
Attracting Gen Z Talent to a Career in Supply Chain & Logistics
Here are a few steps you can take to help illustrate to new graduates the opportunities that abound in supply chain and logistics, allowing you to attract the newest members of the workforce to your business.
Apr 16th, 2019
The Skilled Labor Shortage
In addition to the worker shortage, there’s also a skills gap to contend with.
Mar 5th, 2019
Mexican Border Strikers Win Agreements at 27 of 45 Plants
The factories make auto parts, medical equipment, plastics, and other goods.
Jan 30th, 2019
UPS Driver Rescues Dog From Ice
A UPS driver proved that man is a dog’s best friend after rescuing one from a freezing pond during his shift just before the Christmas holiday.
Jan 18th, 2019
Survey Finds Most Employees Want to Learn on the Job by Video, in Five Minutes or Less
The second edition of “Voice of the E-Learner” survey asked 1,327 workers from manufacturers and distributors in the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and industrial tools industries about their perceptions of online learning.
Dec 13th, 2018
TimkenSteel Awards $145,000 in Scholarships to Employees' Children
The TimkenSteel Charitable Fund has awarded seven new TimkenSteel scholars with $145,000 in scholarship funds.
Dec 11th, 2018
Amazon Pay Raises Leave Competitors Flat-Footed
Last week, Amazon raised its company-wide minimum wage to $15 per hour for all full-time, part-time and temporary workers in the United States, a move that is estimated to impact over 350,000 people.
Nov 6th, 2018
Parker Hannifin to Pay $222K to Settle Female Pay Discrimination Case at San Diego Facility
The U.S. Department of Labor recently reached a settlement with Parker Hannifin that requires the company to pay $222,000 to remedy pay discrimination violations identified at its San Diego Composite Sealing Solutions facility, where the DoL says female employees were steered into lower paying roles than males situated similarly.
Aug 22nd, 2018
Confusing Warehouse Policies With Rules Has Serious Consequences
No manager wants to own the guilt associated with failure to enforce safety rules. Here, Nancye Combs explains the difference between a rule and a policy and provides a guide to establish rules that are reasonable and enforceable.
Aug 3rd, 2018
Next Generation: Business Owners Mentor Their Heirs Apparent
At some businesses, especially those that have been in a family for generations, children start learning some of the basics while on vacation from school. But owners looking to pass a company to their children or other younger relatives find themselves doing much more intensive training, including their heirs apparent in key decisions and entrusting them with major projects.
Jul 31st, 2018
Trump Promotes Job Training As Employers Search For Workers
Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.
Jul 20th, 2018
NAW, Texas A&M Partner For 2 Distributor Education Programs
The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence and Texas A&M University — which have collaborated to provide best practices in wholesale distribution since 2009 — are bringing their knowledge out of the pages of their studies and into the classroom with two different education programs.
Jul 3rd, 2018
Stay Interviews, Probing And 'We Need More Staff'
Some managers fear a response of something they can’t control. Here, C-Suite Analytics CEO Richard Finnegan explains how conducting stay interview with your employees can help bring to light issues impacting your staff before they become a cause for them to leave.
Jun 27th, 2018
Power Tool Institute Launches New Training Module
The Power Tool Institute, an organization for power tool safety resources, information and education, has announced the launch of its new online training module, “Power Tool Safety – It’s in Your Hands,” designed to help users better understand the safe way to use power tools.
Jun 18th, 2018
Legal Watch: NLRB Reverses Course On Joint Employer Test
Fred Mendelsohn examines the National Labor Relations Board's decision this past December to overrule its own 2015 decision and narrow the test it uses to determine whether businesses are joint employers.
Mar 19th, 2018
4 Steps To Developing A Diverse Workforce Without Regard To Quotas
Diversity is key to a good company culture. It gives people a different perspective and builds respect and understanding for a variety of lifestyles, opinions and points of view. But purposely hiring a diverse workforce just for the sake of diversity is missing the point, as Power Assemblies owner Patricia Ann Knowles explains here.
Feb 27th, 2018
Strategies For Today's Distribution Center Labor Challenges
Tight labor markets and rising labor costs challenge distribution centers just as more workers are needed to support e-commerce growth. In this infographic from Fortna, learn what's behind the challenges and what can be done.
Jan 30th, 2018
PTDA Foundation Introduces PT WORK Force
Designed to help the power transmission/motion control industry overcome the challenges associated with turnover in its workforce, the PTDA Foundation Board of Trustees will launch the PT WORK Force initiative in 2018.
Nov 29th, 2017
Grainger Study Reveals Optimism About Skilled & Certified Workforce Careers
Grainger surveyed 218 recipients of its Tools for Tomorrow scholarship and found 80 percent have an optimistic view on the long-term potential for their career choices
Nov 8th, 2017
The Value of College Hires
John Salvadore explains how although college hires need management, investing in them can yield significant benefits to your distribution business.
Sep 22nd, 2017
Grainger Helps Found Supply Chain Management Program At Local IL College
Funded by a grant from Grainger, the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL has launched an associate degree and two certificate programs in supply chain management. The field involves the movement and storage of raw materials, inventory and finished goods from supplier to customer, which may be other businesses or consumers.
Sep 13th, 2017