MP Pumps, Inc. Welcomes New Canadian Representation

MP Pumps is pleased to welcome E.H. Pope Limited to our sales team as our Canadian representation covering distribution in all of Canada. “E.H. Pope was established in 1951 and brings 65 years of industrial sales excellence, along with a dedicated staff to support our Canadian distribution,” said Ed Laabs Global VP of Sales and…

NetPlus Newsletter July 2016

The NetPlus Exchange newsletter is available in print, as a download and in digital format. Pick the medium that works best for you and share with everyone in your organization. This issue features Diamond Products. Save the date for the Annual Meeting and check out other newest product suppliers.

Lean Thinking in Distribution – 4

The Problem with Traditional Inventory Management in Wholesale Distribution Guest Blog by NetPlus Alliance Service Supplier, Howard Coleman, MCA Associates In Part 3 we promised to expand upon the difference between “Push vs Pull” inventory replenishment and how it serves to “exploit the constraints” we discussed. Now, I happen to think this picture is worth…

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What Goes Around Comes Around

By Paul Haber, NetPlus Alliance Consultant Fifty-five years ago, my career in industrial distribution began when I went to work for a general line mill supply house. The company was started in the late 1800s as a machine repair shop, specializing in pump repairs. Customers asked the owner, Mr. Noland, to inventory some pipe fittings…

Women in Industrial Distribution

By Jennifer Murphy, President It is inevitable. At least once a week, when I am at a various school or sporting event, the person standing next to me will ask, “So, what do you do?” With a slight twinkle in my eye, I say, “I run a buying group for industrial distributors.” This reply is…

The Power of Information

By Todd WashburnVP of Supplier DevelopmentNetPlus Alliance  I’ve heard it many times over the course of my career; “Knowledge is Power” or “Those who win have the best information”.  Any way you cut it, the more knowledge a company has, the more successful they will be.  Knowledge means product expertise.  The more experienced the sales…



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