Franklinton Rising – Skilled Traders for At-Risk Youth

Guest Blog by NetPlus Alliance Distributor, Jay Amstutz, Ohio Power Tool via coptool.com Over the past 20 years the Skilled Trades have become less and less pursued as a career path for many high schoolers who look at college as the only next step. The result has been a serious gap in the labor pool…

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…

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2015 Annual Meeting

I have been in this industry since 1969. I have attended hundreds of conventions, conferences, advisory board meetings, local distributor group meetings, and buying group meetings. I never came home from any of those without an idea that could help my company be a better distributorship. It could be a new product line, a human…

It’s All In The Family

I had a huge range of emotions reading the recent cover story about the Terrell Family in the February/March issue of Contractor Supply magazine, ranging from immensely proud to incredibly humbled to genuinely happy about their great success. We value relationships in this industry, especially the ones that feel like family. But it goes even…

Happy Holidays from NetPlus Alliance

It has been an incredible year at NetPlus Alliance. As we wrap up 2014, I want to say thank you for your confidence in us, and for your loyalty to the group. Your support and feedback are what motivate us to do better, and continue to provide new opportunities for your business to grow and…



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