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Day: November 25, 2006

September Machine Tool Consumption Up 26.2% YTD

September U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $407.21 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total was up 31.9 percent from August and up 43.1 percent from the total of $284.47 million reported for September 2005. With a year-to-date total of $2,815.34 million, 2006 was up 26.2 …

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U.S. Market Analysis: Welding Gases and Equipment

Welding Gases and Equipment represented a market in 2005 of $4.57 billion, according to estimates by Industrial Market Information, Minneapolis.     These charts show the top ten industries, by SIC code, consuming these products; and the 2005 end-user consumption of these groups sorted by the nine government market regions.   face=”Arial”>Click on Related Document …

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MDM News Digest 3622

and other construction materials were down 4.0 percent, while sales of metals and minerals, except petroleum, increased 2.6 percent. More …September U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $407.21 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and the Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total was up 31.9% from August and up 43.1% from September 2005. …

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HD Supply Sales Increase 159% in Third Quarter

HD Supply, Home Depot’s fast-growing wholesale division, reported sales increased 159% to $3.5 billion in the third quarter. HD Supply accounted for about 15% of The Home Depot’s overall sales.HD Supply organic growth was 7 percent, due to the slowdown in residential construction.Overall sales for The Home Depot were boosted by the supply sector, but …

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Grainger Looks Beyond Core Business for Growth

increase contact with medium-sized customers, Grainger is upping the number of inside salespeople focused on them by 35 percent. In addition, the distributor plans to send 100 percent more catalogs to smaller businesses next year, and do more direct mail with this group.Improved Logistics NetworkGrainger’s North American network can now reach 99 percent of its …

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Success with VMI

months after delivery (and is not designated to be a critical repair part), the supplier should automatically issue a return-goods authorization and give the customer full credit for the return. Guarantees of performance. When it enters a VMI agreement, a customer invests in a specific amount of inventory anticipating a forecasted service level for the …

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MDM November 25, 2006

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