NetPlus Newsletter September 2016

The NetPlus Exchange newsletter is available in print, and in digital format. Pick the medium that works best for you and share with everyone in your organization. This 2016 NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting issue features ERB Safety, Klein Tools, Milwaukee Tool, and ORS Nasco.

The New World of Work

Keynote Preview: Leadership Insights from the New World of Work The industrial distribution industry is facing unprecedented change, from the makeup of the workforce to the transforming role of technology. “What’s at stake if you don’t adapt to these changes?” asks Seth Mattison, who will be the keynote presenter at the 2016 NetPlus Alliance Annual…

Industry Innovator: Leading from Online

The MDM Industry Innovator award recognizes an individual who is leading change in a changing industry, rather than letting the change lead them. This year’s winner is Jay Amstutz, president of Ohio Power Tool, Columbus, OH. Amstutz was selected for his approach of using online tools to help his local distribution company compete with larger…

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Lean Thinking in Wholesale Distribution…Part 2

Guest Blog by NetPlus Alliance Service Supplier, Howard Coleman, MCA Associates The Problem with Traditional Inventory Management in Wholesale Distribution …it’s really all about the flow! …and all about return on investment!    In Part 1, I suggested developing an understanding of the rules of flow in inventory management; what rules need to stay, to…

Lean Thinking in Wholesale Distribution…Part 1

Guest Blog by NetPlus Alliance Service Supplier, Howard Coleman, MCA Associates The Problem with Traditional Inventory Management in Wholesale Distribution …it’s really all about the flow!  …and all about return on investment!    Dollars may literally be walking out your door; may even be fueling competitors. And this isn’t a problem for just small to…

Keep on Rollin’

By Jennifer Murphy, President Driving to work this morning, I heard one of my favorite REO Speedwagon songs, Roll with the Changes: So if you’re tired of the same old story, turn some pages. I’ll be here when you are ready, to roll with the changes, Roll with the changes. You know you got to, Keep…



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