Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Jan 6, 2020

Supply ChainIt’s no surprise that technological trends are profoundly impacting distribution organizations all around the globe. These life- and business-changing megatrends benefit distributors in many ways, enabling them to improve efficiency and reduce cost. By recognizing these trends and leveraging these technologies, you will be able to stay competitive and — most importantly — deliver greater value to your customers. But first, let’s take a look at the numbers.

By 2020, there will be 30 billion connected devices on Earth.

• It’s not the number of smartphones and tablets and wearable technologies that’s alarming — it’s the sheer volume of data generated by these devices. Machines communicating with people and other machines are creating so much information that — according to one study — we will have generated more information in the past two years than in the previous 5,000 years of human history.

• These connected machines offer US$1.9 trillion of added value. Increased connectivity between devices and consumer products greatly increases the opportunity to gain market share. The information that can help your company grow is out there, and it presents a tremendous business opportunity.

• 55% of businesses will see ROI from the Internet of Things in two years or less. Your slice of the pie is getting smaller. Businesses that put Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to work are already realizing their return on investment. In other words, it’s likely your competition is leveraging these new and emerging technologies and that your share of this new value is fading fast.

• 90% of respondents believe convergence will drive fundamental changes in business. From all indications, we are in an era of significant convergence — where information technology, operational technology, and global megatrends are on a collision course. This will drive fundamental and foundational changes in how we do business and how we interact with customers and suppliers.

If you’re surprised by these megatrends, you haven’t been paying attention. Megatrends are global, sustained, and macroeconomic forces of development that impact business, cultures, and personal lives. By their very nature, these trends define our future and the increasing pace of change. They aren’t, however, anything new. These supply chain megatrends have been on the horizon for years. As we face the next few years, they’ll have an exponential impact on your operations…

This white paper was first published by Epicor online. Download the full document here.

 

 

Impact of the Manufacturing DeclineThis study quantifies the impact of the manufacturing decline on the wages and employment rates of Canadian workers in their local labour markets. The estimates, drawn from census data from 2000 to 2015, indicate that the decline in manufacturing employment had a sizable adverse effect on the wages and full-year, full-time employment rates of men — especially less educated men. In contrast, relatively few groups of women appear to have been negatively affected by the decline in manufacturing employment. 

 

 

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Jeff MowattBy Jeff Mowatt

“It drives me crazy when my salespeople complain our prices aren’t competitive.” This was a manager who brought me in to work with his team. He continued, “How do I get my team members to stop selling on price?” After years of training numerous sales and service teams (whose prices weren’t the lowest), I’ve discovered five simple strategies for making price less relevant.

 

 

 

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Investment In Building Construction - NovemberTotal investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November. Both the residential (-2.2% to $9.4 billion) and non-residential (-1.6% to $4.3 billion) sectors declined. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 2.1% to $11.6 billion.

In the residential sector, investment in single dwelling construction was down 2.0% to $4.9 billion, while investment in multiple dwelling construction (which includes doubles, row homes and apartments) declined 2.5% to $4.5 billion.

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Changing Scene

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After six years as president of AD’s Electrical Business Unit and chief marketing officer, Ed ...
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Affiliated DistributorsAs part of its 2020 LLC board of directors’ election, AD is announcing a new director and two reelected directors among its complement of 12 board members and committee chairs. Member-owned AD, the contractor and industrial products wholesale buying and marketing group, has more than 120 of its 800 member companies providing leadership on corporate and divisional boards.   

President of Border States Electric David White is AD’s newest director. White served on the board previously while he was president of Shealy Electrical Wholesalers, which joined in 2016 with Border States. -Along with his election, White has been appointed by the board to its organizational development committee. 

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HRAIBranch management is one of the most vital roles in a multi-location distribution company.  Unfortunately, they are often thrown to the wolves when it comes to training and management directions.  We want to change all that.  The goal of this seminar is to help new, and experienced, branch managers learn how to operate a profitable location from the ground up.  We have been offering this course privately through sponsoring trade associations for the past 5 years. Now, it’s open to everyone.  

 

 

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HPSHammond Power Solutions (HPS) will be opening a new warehouse in Reno, NV in early 2020. The new facility will replace the existing warehouse in Compton, CA, with plant operations in Compton being unaffected.

The new warehouse will better accommodate HPS’ growing product sales and provide improved shipping leadtime in select regions. The Reno warehouse is triple the size of the Compton facility at 36,000 square feet, and it will house an expanded number of product SKUs.

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Peers & Profiles

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On a regular basis, our publications profile members of our industry through their responses to a ...
First and foremost, sitting down with Susan Uthayakumar feels more like sitting down and conversing ...
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Christina HuangChristina Huang is a Senior Contracts Manager for Schneider Electric. She has a varied, technical background, which allows her to excel in her current role with an in-depth knowledge and line-of-sight to multiple aspects of any given project. Previously, Christina worked in IT Consulting for CGI, where she designed and built the Bell.ca website. “After a year, I realized that I had an urge to do something different and out of my comfort zone,” she noted. Christina took a position with Atomic Energy Canada, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin (now CANDU) as a Commercial and Contract Engineer/Specialist.

 

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Looking Back

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In the 1930s to 1940s, CEDA’s Western Canada membership was very stable with old line independent ...
Prior to the late 1950s there was little if any involvement in CEDA by the so-called “national ...
  As 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we take a look back at an aspect of ...

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