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A strong IT department can expand your profit margins

IT strategy: Why it matters
By Navid Gardooni
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Having a business strategy is integral to any CEO’s agenda.


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Document preservation is a must

Paper trail.
By Arthur Vener
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Businesses must consider balancing the electronic and environmental emphasis with the prospects of needing the communications, records or documents at some future time, or to provide proof of evidence of a relationship, transaction or occurrence.


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Think you're ready for a new ERP?

Not so fast. Think again.
By Navid Gardooni
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The best individuals for the team are often your most experienced and in-demand employees. Therefore plucking them away from the business for an extended period of time will come at a real cost to the business.


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How robots can run a warehouse

Space-age labor.
By Dick Friedman
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While contemplating the use of automation, remember proper warehouse organization and the procedures and controls followed are the foundation for effective operations. The less automation involved, the greater the need for organization and discipline.


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Sumitomo acquires Edgen Group

Sumitomo Corp. and Baton Rouge, La.-based Edgen Group recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby Sumitomo will acquire all outstanding shares of Edgen Group for $12 per share in cash
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Sumitomo Corp. and Baton Rouge, La.-based Edgen Group recently announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement whereby Sumitomo will acquire all outstanding shares of Edgen Group for $12 per share in cash


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Modern Supply announces deal to carry Kohler products

Modern Supply, the 2011 Supply House Times Supply House of the Year, recently announced that it is again a http://www.us.kohler.com/us/ Kohler distributor.
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Modern Supply, the 2011 Supply House Times Supply House of the Year, recently announced that it is again a Kohler distributor.


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American Standard Brands announces distribution partnership with Ferguson

Ferguson will become an authorized American Standard wholesaler as of Jan. 1, 2014.
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Ferguson will become an authorized American Standard wholesaler as of Jan. 1, 2014.


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Consolidated Supply Co.

“We take pride in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
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Tom O’Connor is the author of NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence bestseller “Strategic Planning for Distributors: Execution Isn’t Everything – It’s the Only Thing!”


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Practice your shooting

A fee-for-service pricing model can benefit many.
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“Shoot some dumb customers” is a term I have often used during sales seminars when the topic of customer equality and the cost of doing business with specific, usually smaller accounts centers on the question “Are we really making any money on these accounts?”
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The rebate debate

By Tony Maull
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Manufacturers demand distributors do more.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Supply House Times, see what NetworkASA 2014 has to offer in terms of education and networking within the industry. WIT & Co. are celebrating a milestone, read about the 2014 SWA Convention, and see what classes the ASA Education Foundation has to offer. Also, discover the latest products and technologies in the supply chain/distribution industry.
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