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Articles by Joan Adams

Blind Spots And The Law Of Unintended Consequences

May 1, 2010
New import tariffs will bring a whole new bunch of surprises to our shores.
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Seven Day Replenishment

January 1, 2010
Imagine that you could get any item you currently stock in seven days or less.
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The State Of U.S. Manufacturing - MAPI Publishes A Report

December 1, 2009
The U.S. continues to be the source for innovation.
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The Goal

November 1, 2009
A constraint determines your overall speed.
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What's Killing U.S. Manufacturers

October 1, 2009
It is time to change focus.
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Domestic Vs. Foreign PVF Manufacturers

September 1, 2009
The number one complaint I hear from distributors is lead time.
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Self-Service: Curse Or Competitive Advantage?

August 1, 2009
Your customers will love you for it.
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Lessons From McDonald's

July 1, 2009
PVF wholesalers can learn how to improve customer loyalty from the fast-food giant.
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Best And Worst Of Times

June 1, 2009
It is time to change some of our thinking.
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Lean For Sales

April 1, 2009
Shorten the order cycle time to improve cash flow.
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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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