Recent Articles

October 3, 2014 12:53 pm
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
The September PMI indicates growth for the 64th consecutive month in the overall economy and indicates expansion in the manufacturing sector for the 16th consecutive month.                       
September 29, 2014 10:22 am
Crescent Parts & Equipment
Upgrading CPE's enterprise resource planning solution has played an instrumental role in its success by eliminating manual processes and enabling connectivity between locations and users.                  
September 26, 2014 12:20 pm
Abbigail Kriebs, Associated Editor
Often distributors overlook the thousands of chances a day they have to instantly increase profitability: every time a price is agreed upon in a sale.                             
September 24, 2014 2:21 pm
Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact
If you feel stuck, even just a little bit, you’re probably behind the innovation curve. Good news, this article is for you.                                     
September 26, 2014 10:27 am
Adam Reidel
Executives and managers of facilities with high electricity usage or GHG emissions should closely monitor the development of the regulatory plans in the states in which they operate.                   
September 23, 2014 4:31 pm
Anna Wells, Executive Editor
This Grainger DC is the world’s largest platinum LEED commercial facility, but that’s not all it has to offer.                                        
September 24, 2014 2:27 pm
Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager of Harting USA
A sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment, and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.                             
September 22, 2014 2:52 pm
Jack Keough, Contributing Editor
How do we get entry-level students from high school to become interested and find out more about industrial distribution? The Industrial Careers Pathway program is helping to fill that void.                 
September 22, 2014 1:20 pm
Quincy Compressor
In 2010, Quincy Compressor's management team embarked on a new strategic imperative to stir up demand among new prospects or non-customers — and drive growth in key markets.                      
September 23, 2014 9:25 am
Tom Reilly
Cheap prices are not innovative. Maybe the competitor is desperate for business. Do you want to mask their desperation by matching their pricing?                              
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