March 6, 2014 9:33 am
For most of their history, automated vending machines focused primarily on giving retail consumers quick access to products. Only recently have they merged with inventory tracking software to create more powerful and effective inventory control systems.
January 31, 2014 4:15 pm
OSHA recently revised its Hazard Communication standard to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help organizations navigate HazCom requirements, Cintas Corporation debunks six popular HazCom/GHS myths.
January 30, 2014 2:44 pm
The challenge for the fourth Industrial Revolution is the development of software and analytical systems that turn the deluge of data produced by intelligent factories into useful and valuable information, said Mark Watson, associate director for industrial automation at IHS.
January 28, 2014 10:01 am
Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will spend in excess of $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed business investment (including software) this year, financing more than half of those assets, these trends impact a significant portion of the U.S. economy.
January 2, 2014 3:04 pm
“This helps explain why risk in a complex supply network often remains hidden,” says Simchi-Levi, who is co-director of MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program. “The risk occurs in unexpected locations and components of a manufacturer’s supply network.”
January 15, 2014 10:27 am
CMMI isn’t a compliance exercise, and doesn’t require adherence to a particular methodology, such as Six Sigma or Lean. It’s methodologically agnostic, which means that rather on focusing on how to do something, it focuses on what needs to be done. Companies who utilize the framework learn about their capability, or lack thereof, and can then work to bring that into alignment with business goals.
January 14, 2014 10:44 am
As the calendar turns from business management planning to implementation and execution for 2014, global distributor Avnet, Inc. offers insights into trends that will influence the global supply chain in the new year and beyond.
January 10, 2014 10:13 am
Industrial Distribution recently had the chance to speak with Mike Mayer, the Director of E-Business Strategy and Commerce with Crescent Electric, about its strategy and experience in rolling out the platform.
February 28, 2014 5:26 pm
“For years we’ve been using mailing machines to invoice our accounts,” noted Mike Anderson, President of S.W. Anderson. “Every time our equipment broke down, the problems just got bigger."
February 19, 2014 3:11 pm
As one of the largest industrial distributors in North America, HD Supply oversees product inventories of more than one million SKUs. As the company grew their SKU count and supplier base, tracking began to get increasingly complex and emails more difficult to manage.