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The Washington Post sale could help you.
September 1, 2013

What could the recent sale of The Washington Post have to do with PHCP, PVF and HVACR supply houses? Once you understand who bought the newspaper that brought down a U.S. president and what this individual has accomplished, you will understand the threat he poses to supply houses.  


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How to tackle complexity in the B2B marketplace

Optimal outcomes.
September 1, 2013

Over the past few decades, business-to-business enterprises have done a marvelous job managing complexity in their physical operations by taking advantage of new technologies.


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How does your incident rate stack up?

Understanding where your company stands is critical.
September 1, 2013

With NetworkASA just around the corner, it’s worth looking at statistics on workplace injuries and how your company might stack up against your peers across the country.


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AIM/R member White Wolf Group makes a quick impact in the manufacturers rep game

A risk worth taking.
September 1, 2013

At an ASA Young Executives outing several years ago, Zach Hudgins was having a heck of a time at Kohler-owned Blackwolf Run golf course in Kohler, Wis.


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Watching supply houses adjust and adapt to e-commerce

Supply houses continue to evolve as e-commerce sites settle into the marketplace.
August 19, 2013

Dakota Wholesale’s Ted Swenson sums up the battle PHCP distributors face each day with e-commerce sites. “It’s like fighting ‘The Blob’,” the Sioux Falls, S.D.-based distributor says.  


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Best practices panel discussions highlight 2013 SWA Convention

The floor is yours.
August 19, 2013

Last year, Southern Wholesalers Association conducted a pair of best practices panel discussions at its annual convention that featured distributors and manufacturers discussing hot-button industry topics.  


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Google may eliminate the need for supply houses

A new threat?
August 19, 2013

 If you think AmazonSupply is a threat to PHCP supply houses, you “ain’t seen nothing yet.” 


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Don’t be afraid to ask

In this line of work there are no dumb questions.
August 19, 2013

Everybody makes mistakes. There’s no two ways around it. At some point, we were the new person at our place of business.


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WinWholesale opens Winsupply locations in Southern California and New York

Both companies serve plumbing and mechanical contractors, but with different product mixes.
July 25, 2013

Both companies serve plumbing and mechanical contractors, but with different product mixes.


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Are you properly utilizing your inside sales force?

The driving force
July 12, 2013

 Relationship equity with the customer is still the driving force to success in sales. 


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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 March issue of Supply House Times, read about the ASA-sanctioned group Women in Industry and their goals to help promote, gain and retain women in the distribution industry. Make sure you read about the Winter PVF Roundtable and their attendance record, and read about the top products of 2013. Also read up on the latest news from the ASA, and see what will be changing at Design & Construction Week.

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