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NetPlus Alliance Welcomes Robert Louden as Marketing Director

NetPlus Alliance Welcomes Robert Louden as Marketing Director NetPlus Alliance, an industrial and contractor supplies buying group, has added veteran marketing leader Robert Louden to its team as Marketing Director. “NetPlus Alliance has a history of strong leadership in this industry and a reputation for its progressive approach to marketing. Because of this, they’ve seen…

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Guest Article: 3 Tips for Setting Up Vending Contracts for VMI Success

Guest Article: 3 Tips for Setting Up Vending Contracts for VMI Success By Mark Hill, 1sourcevend When done well, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is an effective and streamlined way to manage inventory and ordering for both distributors and their customers. VMI equips distributors with the ability to offer customers better inventory management, improved control over…

To Grow in 2019, Distributors Need Strong Leadership, Communication

To Grow in 2019, Distributors Need Strong Leadership, Communication As we close 2018 and look forward to 2019, many are wondering what the economy will do next. Certainly, there are many predictions circulating in our industry ranging from a recession to continued growth. The third quarter of 2018 found 43% of our quarterly NetPlus Industry…

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Ladder Safety: Update to Standards Now in Effect

Tractel: Ladder Safety – Update to Standards Now in Effect By Tractel In January 2017, most of the provisions from OSHA’s final rule on “General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems” went into effect. Now that a full year has come and gone, almost all provisions from the update have taken effect. The…

How the Small Distributor Consortium Helps NetPlus Members Compete

How the Small Distributor Consortium Helps NetPlus Members Compete NetPlus Alliance recently wrapped its first year of its partnership with Texas A&M University for the Small Distributor Consortium. We’ve once again partnered with Texas A&M in 2019, kicking off round two in February. The goal of the consortium is to learn best practices from the…