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Articles Tagged with ''inventory''

Concern grows over shrinking wholesale inventories

What’s the cause?
September 1, 2013

 According to the latest statistics relating to the nation’s wholesale inventory values, there has been a notable shrinkage in the amount and value of stock retained by this critical factor in the United States’ distribution channel, considered the outstanding network of its kind anywhere in the world. 

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PRIER reopens shipping facility

PRIER Products’ distribution center in Grandview, Mo., suffered a collapsed roof in February as a result of a massive overnight snowstorm that dumped more than 24 in. of snow.
July 12, 2013

PRIER Products’ distribution center in Grandview, Mo., suffered a collapsed roof in February as a result of a massive overnight snowstorm that dumped more than 24 in. of snow.

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Safe delivery

Reduce risk with proper cargo securement.
December 1, 2012
Damaged cargo can be costly to a business. It can result in lost materials, lost customers, citations and a poor company image. Worse, improperly secured cargo can lead to traffic incidents and injuries to workers.
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Doing more with less

November 1, 2012
Have you adjusted your warehouse to the new normal?
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The rebate debate

November 1, 2012
Manufacturers demand distributors do more.
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Pricing is the tip of the profit spear

Understanding the art of negotiating will take you places.
September 1, 2012
It is often said profit is made on the buy side of the equation in wholesale distribution. That is a true statement. However, it only holds true if you are disciplined enough not to give that profit advantage away during the quoting and pricing process.
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Food for thought

August 1, 2012
How suppliers can help contractors reduce their warehouses.
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Respiratory protection in the workplace

Establishing a compliant program can save lives.
May 1, 2012
The first step in the process of developing a RPP is to conduct an industrial hygiene audit of the workplace to assess the presence of any atmospheric contaminants. Respiratory hazards can take the form of harmful dust, fogs, fumes, mists, gases, smoke, sprays or vapors.
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The peopleless warehouse

Automation still requires organization and discipline.
April 1, 2012
It sounds like pie in the sky, yet one of my clients is considering implementing extensive automation to avoid the ever-escalating costs of labor. His vision would still involve some people, not a totally peopleless warehouse - one in which, day and night, all physical movement of items is handled by automated equipment controlled by software.
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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.

5/7/13 2:00 pm CST

How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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