The Industrial Distribution Industry is Facing a New World of Work

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 Award given to Jay Amstutz, president, Ohio Power Tool

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…

Airmaster Fan announces Greg Helbling as director of sales and marketing

Airmaster Fan

Airmaster Fan Announces Greg W. Helbling as Director, Sales and Marketing JACKSON, Mich. – September 2016 – Airmaster, a leading manufacturer of air circulation and ventilation fan solutions, announces Greg W. Helbling as its director of sales and marketing. In this position, Helbling is responsible for strengthening brand awareness and upgrading Airmaster’s sales force for…

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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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