Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Sept 9, 2020

CEW 17 CS IDEA logo 400IDEA will be hosting a Webinar series that will feature a glimpse of the insight and valuable information that you are used to getting from eBiz. These webinars will be universally accessible, so you can tune in no matter where you are. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch up with IDEA and hear your industry peers share their knowledge and ideas on relevant topics.

The series will include:

Optimize Your Data with IDEA Fusion – September 16th @ 1pm

Presented by Josh Given, IDEA 

Access to timely information is key to driving business. Companies need a way to combine multiple data sources and normalize product information so that they can manage their data efficiently. IDEA Fusion enables you to use your own tables and stored procedures as well as marry IDEA data with third party data and internal information. This webinar will explain features such as Excel connectivity, Microsoft Access integration, PIM integration, and other key benefits that shrink processing times, optimizing your data. 

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More Precise Product Classification for Today’s Digital World – September 23rd @ 1pm

Presented by Mary Shaw, ETIM NA

From manufacturers’ internal PIM systems down through their sales organizations, distributors, contractors, engineers/architects and other industry professionals, ease of information exchange is paramount to optimizing the purchasing process, supporting profitability and ensuring product information accuracy to enable the ‘correct’ product to be specified, ordered and installed, the first time. The ETIM Model provides the structure for that product information exchange ensuring uniformity and consistency. Join this webinar to learn: What part ETIM plays in the digital world, How it’s structured and exchanged, Industry-wide benefits of using ETIM, and the Industry Ecosystem Product Data Flow (View Diagram).

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Digital Transformation with Jack Shaw – September 30th @ 1pm

Presented by Jack Shaw, Keynote Speaker

Jack Shaw will help you unlock knowledge and awareness of the digital transformation that is taking place in today’s world. His decades of experience designing, developing, and implementing emerging technologies have given him a deep understanding of how they evolve and are adopted. Shaw’s insight will provide a deep understanding of leading-edge technologies and how to view them less as a threat and more as a beacon for innovation. His message will give you the confidence to lead your organization through the many changes and disruptions that come with digital transformation. You won’t want to miss out on this exclusive webinar.

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Plus! MDM Virtual Prerecorded Conference

Winshuttle hosted the Everything Master Data Management (MDM) & PIM Virtual Conference, a prerecorded multi-part webinar series. This webinar series delves into the voice of the customer, best practices, as well as workshops. Gain insights on how to achieve success with MDM and hear different experiences from top players in their respective industries. If you missed it, tune in now!

Everything MDM Virtual Conference: PIM, MDM, DAM – Oh my! – Demystifying Terminology of the Data Management Universe – Watch Now

Presented by Jean Bordelon and Dean Rutter of Bounteous

The Data Whisperer – Master Data as the Foundation of Digital Transformation – Watch Now 

Presented by Scott Taylor

Animal Supply – Product Data – The New Company Currency – Watch Now 

Presented by Laura Schroeder of Animal Supply and Sean Daley of Pivotree

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Swati Vora-PatelBy Swati Vora-Patel

The electrical market is at the helm of innovation — from robotics and automation products that support advanced manufacturing to smart technology in homes and businesses, our industry leads innovation and competitiveness in Canada.

With advanced electrical and automation products shaping how we work, live and play, our industry is continually at the forefront of designing technologies that meet the needs of Canadians today.

 

 

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David GordonBy David Gordon

Many talk about digitizing the channel and the emerging / present digitalization of the industry and then wonder why eCommerce as a percentage of distributor sales is not higher. One major reason is for many distributors their key customer is a contractor.

Much is being invested into the space. Everything from product content to website development / eCommerce platforms (and CMG is involved in some of this in supporting clients as well as involved with ETIM North America).

 

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Investment in Building Construction - March 2021Total investment in building construction increased 5.9% to $18.6 billion in March, led by the residential sector. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction was up 5.2% to $14.3 billion in March.


Residential investment continues to set records


Residential construction investment increased for the eleventh consecutive month, up 7.6% to $14.0 billion in March.

 

 

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Michelle BraniganBy Michelle Branigan

A career seeker looking for a job. An HR manager looking to hire. Both are looking to fill a need quickly, effectively and as cost efficiently as possible. The career seeker needs to pay their rent or mortgage, and the HR manager knows the cost to the business of the wrong hire.

This is where the need for a well-written job description comes in. All too often job descriptions are outdated, listing requirements that are no longer valid, or failing to accurately portray a clear description of the role and employer expectations.

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Carolina GalloBy Line Goyette

Among the recipients of the 2021 Clean50 Awards announced last month is Carolina Gallo, Vice President Government and Institutional Relations Canada, for Hitachi ABB Power Grids Canada. CEW reached out to Gallo, about the experience. But first, a little about the Clean50 Awards.

These annual awards recognize Canadian leaders in sustainability for their contributions over the prior two years. 

 

 

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Wayne Long and Jim BenderIdeal Supply is proud to announce that as of January 1, 2021 they have appointed a new Sales Manager for both the Electrical and Industrial divisions.

Wayne Long (left) will serve as thier Electrical Division Sales Manager. Wayne spent 11 years with Ideal Supply in the early years of his career, and was with Benshaw Canada for 20 years in senior sales management roles in Canada and the USA before re-joining Ideal in 2017, as thier Industrial Division Sales Manager. Long is a seasoned executive and has a proven track record of building strong relationships with customers and suppliers, and as a coach to sales teams to grow businesses.

 

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OmnicableOmni Cable located in Brampton, ON, is proud to announce it received IMARK’s 2020 Order of the Golden Maple Leaf Award in its first year eligible for the award.

The Order of the Golden Maple Leaf Award is an annual award that is presented to all IMARK suppliers who meet the set requirements, including supporting members and participating in IMARK Canada’s marketing programs.

 

 

 

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POW-R-Line CS Switchboards by EatonThe Solution to Your Switchboard Needs Now and for the Future.

Introducing Eaton’s Pow-R-Line CS switchboard, the most compact, expandable, service entrance and distribution solution in Canada. This versatile design allows for top or bottom service entrance cables, and expansion sections to the main structure to suit any design requirement.

Eaton’s Pow-R-Line CS switchboard provides a space-saving design advantage with a smaller footprint than any comparable switchboard in the market.

 

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LitelineLiteline has announced they will be establishing a Western Canada Regional Office and Distribution Center. Currently under construction in Langley, British Columbia, the new facility will service British Columbia to Saskatchewan in Canada, as well as the Pacific Northwest and California in the United States.

"As we lightly refer to the facility as “BC/DC”, the new operation will relieve some load for our 160,000 sq ft HQ in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and our other distribution points in Montreal, QC, and Dallas, TX," said the company via press release. 

 

 

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Eaton AR AppAdd or remove switchboard structures according to your construction needs, such as the main incoming with or without Canadian metering requirements, distribution loads, and submain sections. Verify your assembly footprint with thermal magnetic devices such as breakers and fusible switches (with or without meter sockets). Check for clearances and cable landing locations.

No need to guess what configuration will best suit your needs or wonder how the Pow-R-Line CS switchboard will fit in your location.

 

 

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Marcos SimardBy Line Goyette

Marcos Simard was recently appointed Managing Director of WESCO and Anixter EES Montréal (Electrical & Electronic Solutions). This young manager, a graduate of the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières with a degree in business administration and holder of a post-graduate degree from Laval University in Information Technology Management, does not seem destined for a career without unexpected shifts.

Marcos has been with WESCO since 2015. We remember that in 2020, WESCO proposed a merger with Anixter...

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Jeffrey MoyleBy Line Goyette

“The ongoing integration of Rexel Utility into our Canadian business platforms has underscored our responsibility as an organization to find creative solutions for today’s challenges, as well as to prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities.”

This quote from Jeffrey caught my attention. Vice President, Supplier & Digital Strategy at Rexel Canada Electrical Inc., Jeffrey has extensive experience in the industry and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Master’s in Business Administration, focusing on internarial leadership.

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