Alan Beaulieu | ITR Economics | NetPlus Members benefit from positive economic signs

Economic Signs Point to a Positive 2017-18 for NetPlus Members

Our first-quarter NetPlus-ITR Advisor newsletter for NetPlus members highlighted that leading economic indicators for 2017 are bright. NetPlus distributor and supplier members are benefiting from this economic growth; in the first quarter, purchases were up 8 percent. This positive message was reaffirmed last month at the Industrial Supply Association’s annual convention, during which Institute for…

NetPlus Chairman Dan Judge Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

NetPlus Chairman Dan Judge Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

NetPlus Chairman Dan Judge Wins Lifetime Achievement Award The Industrial Supply Association named Dan Judge, NetPlus Alliance Co-Founder and Chairman, the recipient of the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award on April 22 at the ISA 2017 Convention in Denver. The John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievement Award is named after the former executive vice president…

Industrial Supply Association Meeting Highlights Importance of Networking

These days, everything can be done online. Email has replaced phone calls, and you no longer have to go to the store to buy anything. While we’ve all adapted and reaped the benefits of more efficient communication, nothing can replace in-person interaction. As author Robert Kiyosaki says: “If you want to go somewhere, it is…

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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…

Where Have All The Good Sales Reps Gone? IDA Management Journal

Where Have All The Good Sales Reps Gone?

Where Have All The Good Sales Reps Gone? By NetPlus Chairman, Dan Judge The following article was first published in the IDA Management Journal in March 1993.  This was a very well-produced 16 page booklet by the Industrial Distribution Association (the predecessor to ISA). It was full of excellent articles and I had been asked…

Traditional Inventory Management in Wholesale Industrial Distribution

Lean Thinking in Wholesale Industrial Distribution

The Problem with Traditional Inventory Management in Wholesale Industrial Distribution, a 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…



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