In a landscape chock-full of mergers, it's ironic that one caught so many off guard: the merger of industrial buyers' personal and professional buying habits. (Partner Content)
Navigating between high fill rates and carrying unsold stock that erodes your margins is a problem for any business. (Partner Content)
The digital revolution has given industrial buyers direct access to suppliers, which means greater competition. (Partner Content)
Industrial distributors may be getting better at online selling but they’re facing new headwinds. (Partner Content)
Launching a new high-tech product means facing challenges—from forward deployment to product processing to product delivery. (Partner Content)
When temperature sensitive medicine needed to be shipped halfway across the globe, UPS' cold chain capabilities helped to make sure the vaccines arrived on time and in the right condition. (Partner Content)
Thoughtful changes can pay for themselves, and help businesses prepare for the future.
Only 1 percent of U.S. businesses participate in global trade. Expanding your business to other countries is one strategy for growth, and can even help you stay a step ahead of your competition. Here are some tips to help you get started.
The Internet of Things is making operations more efficient and transparent.
Customers expect great service from every industry they encounter. Making a personal connection is key to surpassing customer expectations and gaining loyalty. It’s not enough to know what customers will buy, but also how they are shopping and the experience they want.
In today’s rapidly changing environment, disruptive thinking transforms business models across the spectrum. From Hudl’s use of real-time technology to help sports teams perfect their game to Uber’s overnight evolution from brash upstart to a potential $60-plus billion valuation, innovation is thriving in every industry.
Emerging markets tend to grab business headlines, so it may come as a surprise that countries bordering the United States represent far bigger market opportunities than the so-called BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
“The greatest opportunities for U.S. companies are shifting in line with economic growth trends around the world” said economist Joseph Lake. In fact, 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside the United States.
Moving from centralized shipping to omnichannel distribution can help you meet customer expectations without more overhead. By leveraging existing brick-and-mortar stores as miniature distribution centers, sellers can manage all aspects of online orders—from packing to pickup to shipping. The benefits? Happier customers, increased sales and repeat purchases.
Billions of consumers have access to products in markets all over the world. That access is granted by the digital devices held in their laps and in the palms of their hands. Thriving customers and businesses from China, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France and other countries are hungry for commodities they simply can’t procure in their local markets.
Consumers worldwide are able to purchase U.S. products online, but many U.S. companies aren’t ready to market internationally or expand their businesses across borders. Only one percent of American businesses today are exporting at all.