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Supply House Times on the Road

Travel along with BNP Plumbing Group editors as they hit the road to: walk through trade show halls, look for interesting and innovative products; attend annual meetings and conventions, highlight best practices to enhance your business; visit manufacturer events, acquiring hands-on experience with plumbing and heating tools and equipment; and network with industry groups, keeping you updated on legislation and code issues. Read More

2014 Summer PVF Roundtable, Houston

PVF Roundtable awards $100,000 in scholarships.

Supply House Times is on the road at the 2014 Summer PVF Roundtable.


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2014 WANE Conference, Cambridge, Mass.

Importance of succession planning stressed at 2014 WANE Conference.

Supply House Times is on the road at the 2014 Wholesalers Association of the North East Executive Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Mass.


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86th annual Southern Wholesalers Convention, Palm Coast, Fla. — Part 2

The bionic man visits SWA.

Supply House Times is on the Road at the 2014 SWA Convention.


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86th annual Southern Wholesalers Convention, Palm Coast, Fla.— Part 1

Keep your company strong.

Supply House Times is on the Road at the 2014 SWA Convention.


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2014 North Central Wholesalers Association Convention, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

The 2014 North Central Wholesalers Convention featured a changing of the guard.

Supply House Times is on the road at the 2014 NCWA Convention.


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Scott Benfield Blog

Benfield's Blog

Scott Benfield is a consultant to durable goods distributors and manufacturers. He has more than 25 years of experience with Fortune-rated industrial companies and nationally ranked distributors. He is the author of five books for distributors, numerous research projects and professional articles. His firm, Benfield Consulting (www.benfieldconsulting.com), is located in suburban Chicago and he can be reached at (630) 428-9311 or bnfldgp@aol.com. Read More

New dimensions in Manufacturer-Distributor relationships—Part 2

In Part 1, we reviewed how distributors have extended their reach into the value chain to develop solutions across manufacturers.   


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New dimensions in Manufacturer-Distributor relationships—Part 1

Most of these relationships have frayed and left many dysfunctional.

In our past installment, we reviewed the current state of manufacturer-distributor relationships.  


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New strains of channel conflict

These five areas of channel conflict stem from changes that, largely, began in the 1990s and just as partnership efforts were reaching their peak.


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New Products and Value Streams

Value is a much revered concept that is touted by executives but seldom measured. 


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The downside of rebates

Three years ago, we presented a proposal for distributor research on the trends and usage of vendor rebates.

Three years ago, we presented a proposal for distributor research on the trends and usage of vendor rebates.  


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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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With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2014 October

Our October 2014 issue features a look at the 2014 Supply House of the Year: Ferguson Enterprises.

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