5 I&O Technology Trends that Will Transform Organizations in 2021

From the ashes of 2020, a new type of organization will rise. To thrive in the new world, companies who embrace digital transformation and adopt the latest (Infrastructure & Operations) I&O technology for the benefit of the distributed enterp

Tariff-Proofing Your Distribution Business With Simple Data Analytics

If you’ve been in the industrial distribution industry for any significant amount of time, you’ve no doubt lived through what I like to call “the murmurs”. The cause of the murmurs has changed many times throughout the years — looming autom

Is Your Pricing Actually Leaving You Vulnerable Long Term?

As business owners and managers, we constantly find ourselves staring down an endless series of levers to pull, buttons to push, and dials to turn to optimize our businesses. No matter how fancy we get through, and how many moves we make, the biggest

The Impact Of E-Commerce On The Fastener Industry

Today, even the fastener industry isn’t exempt from e-commerce. Whether you have a B2B or B2C, your customers expect e-commerce from you.  Even though e-commerce is critically important to any business seeking to continue its growth, the fastener

U.S. Tariffs and Trade Policies: Developing Strategies to Overcome International Supply Chain Disruptions

In July the United States Trade Representative (USTR) implemented an immediate 10 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese imported goods; and another $16 billion the following week. The tariffs focused on 818 Chinese products that contained

How The Fastener Industry Can Approach E-Commerce

Brian Beck, is the founder and president of Beck ECommerce. Brian has 20+ years of experience, including over 15 years as a C-level Ecommerce executive, he’s also a recognized expert known for helping manufacturers, brands, and distributors drive t