Operations & Technology

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

A risk worth taking.
By Mike Miazga
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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.
By John McNally
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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?
By Dick Friedman
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 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.
By Joshua Brown
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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.
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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
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 Relationship equity with the customer is still the driving force to success in sales. 


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Hydronic Explorer App

The Slant/Fin Hydronic Explorer App version 2 will be released the first week of June.
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The Slant/Fin Hydronic Explorer App version 2 will be released the first week of June.


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How to prepare supply chains for disaster

It’s all about planning and agility.
By Mike Humphlett
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Unpredictable natural disasters such as the 2011 tsunami in Japan or last year’s Hurricane Sandy are changing the way today’s manufacturers operate.
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Verbal and electronic manners are important in the workplace

The importance of proper decorum.
By Joshua Brown
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I will never understand how people can treat each other with anything but dignity and respect in the work environment.
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