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…

Lean Thinking in Distribution for Independent Distributors

Lean Thinking in Distribution for Independent Distributors

Lean Thinking in Distribution for Independent Distributors: The Problem with Traditional Inventory Management in Wholesale Distribution, Part 3 Guest Blog by NetPlus Alliance Service Supplier, Howard Coleman, MCA Associates …it’s really all about the flow! …and all about return on investment! In the illustration above, doesn’t it look like an aberration of the normal curve?…

Akro-Mils Introduces Multi-Load Tote

Akro-Mils, a North American leader in storage, organization and transport products, announces the next-generation tote for maximizing space in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) — the Multi-Load Tote. The Multi-Load Tote expands and improves upon traditional tote design by providing maximum flexibility as users’ storage needs change — it can be used as a…

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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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