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MDM Technology Survey

A  ; Purdue University research project by Steve Epner is trying to understand key reasons why distributors adopt technology. Please take this brief survey now -- less than five minutes to complete. Your participation is ...
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Danaher Sales Grow 20% in 2006

Danaher Corporation, Washington, D.C., reported sales for 2006 were $9.5 billion compared to $7.98 billion in 2005, an increase of 20%. Profit was $1.1 billion for fiscal 2006, up 25% over last year.   ; ...
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Technology Case Study: Routing Costs

Electrical distributor improves transport efficiencies with new system
Beacon Electric Supply in Southern California implemented a fleet management system to increase the number of deliveries drivers could make in a day. The system has also helped Beacon improve customer service levels and keep ...
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Standardizing Price Updates

New product/price information format saves time & money
This updated pricing format was first developed in 1999 for bearing and power transmission manufacturers and distributors. The two associations behind it are pushing its value to other product distribution channels as well. The bottom-line ...
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Standards for Distribution-centric Software Focus of Effort

The Distribution Solutions Council - a group of software vendors focused on the wholesale-distribution industry - is looking to adopt standards for software that it hopes will cut costs for wholesale-distributors.Steve Epner, founder of Brown ...
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Standards for distribution-centric software focus of effort

The Distribution Solutions Council - a group of software vendors focused on the wholesale-distribution industry - is looking to adopt standards for software that it hopes will cut costs for wholesale-distributors. Steve Epner, founder of Brown ...
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How to Leverage Technology Better

The productivity imperative for wholesale distribution
The wholesale distribution industry has contributed 25 percent of the total productivity gains in the U.S. economy during the past 15 years. In other words, the industry has made a disproportionately large contribution to ...
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Infor Acquires Formation Systems

Infor, Atlanta, GA, has acquired Formation Systems, a provider of product ­lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for process manufacturing companies . The acquisition of Formation Systems strengthens Infor's product portfolio for process manufacturers. Formation Systems will ...
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Activant Solutions to Acquire Prophet 21

$215-million deal continues software consolidation in distribution
Software provider Activant Solutions is expanding its footprint in wholesale-distribution sectors in a big way with an agreement to acquire Prophet 21 in a $215-million deal. Prophet 21 has been on an active acquisition trail ...
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Infor acquires Intuita Holdings Ltd.

Infor, Atlanta, GA, the largest global software provider that exclusively focuses on the manufacturing and distribution markets, has acquired Intuita Holdings Ltd., located in Manchester, United Kingdom. The acquisition of Intuita Holdings is Infor's first ...
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