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Study Finds Traditional Industrial Distributor Model Faces Mounting Risks

Companies must adapt amid rapid change fueled chiefly by millennials and a shift to e-marketplaces; a surge of purchases coming directly from manufacturers and e-marketplaces, bypassing distributors.

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Once a fleet is wrapped in a layer of data collection, it can be connected to warehouse and labor management to drive improvements.

How to prepare service practices to achieve the best maintenance benefits provided by greater connectivity.

Volunteers needed to help identify skills needed to install, operate and maintain automated equipment in the material handling and supply chain fields.

Contract supports the overall maintenance effort of a fleet of up to 700 prime movers and trailer sets.

Ensuring all your lift truck attachments, including forks, are in good working order pays productivity and safety dividends to your operations. Lift Truck Maintenance, Lift Truck MRO, Fork Lift Service plans, Fork Lift Maintenance.

To reap the full benefits of certifications, industry and academia have to continue to enhance their support.

Computerized maintenance management system software manages maintenance workflows and tech dispatching, asset history and spares procurement for manufacturing plants, oil fields and hospitals. But, is it a good fit for your DC? Find out what matters for DC operations, and how the closely related enterprise asset management software differs in its approach for maintenance.

What are some of the MRO challenges and best practices at leading organizations? To find out, we spoke to executives at three companies working with automation every day.

The Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) editorial team sat down with Will Szymanski to discuss his career as an IT service engineering manager.

Partnership to allow customers to better strategize and optimize asset maintenance execution.

Acquisition to complement growth strategy in hose, belting and materials handling.

Transaction marks Lawson Products’ fifth and largest acquisition in 24 months, more than doubles sales in Canada.

Predictive maintenance, operational and supply chain improvement, and enhanced customer experiences top the list of objectives driving nearly universal interest in the Industrial Internet of Things.

Overlook the condition of your docks, and you will pay a price. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It can be as straightforward as inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and document—and you can save as much as 18% in maintenance costs.

Consumables, a critical but not glamorous player in the MRO world, are a curious mix of advanced e-commerce and old-school people skills on the facility floor. The two are meshing in an extraordinary way and making operations more efficient and cost effective.