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White paper: 5 ways to improve order fulfillment

A new white paper from Kardex Remstar reviews five order improvement strategies. There’s always room for improvement in a picking operation – whether it’s faster throughput, optimized labor productivity, increased accuracy, improved space utilization or better accommodation of demand spikes. Download the white paper here.

One month left to nominate a Distributor of the Year finalist

The open nomination period for the 14th annual Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award will remain open until Friday, June 26, 2015. All independent distributors are eligible for the award, which honors the aftermarket industry's best. The award is sponsored by Meritor and Minimizer. To nominate a distributor, please click ...

Detroit Radiator execs featured in book

Detroit Radiator Corporation CEO Randy Pruitt and general manager David Bitel are featured examples in the new book Rocket Fuel: The One ...

Ryan promoted at Point Spring & Driveshaft

Sean Ryan has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Point Spring & Driveshaft, effective May 13, 2015. The appointment was approved by the company's Board of Directors. Point Spring & Driveshaft CEO Bill Ryan believes son Sean brings a fresh perspective into his new position. "Sean spent ...

Boyer joins BBB Industries

BBB Industries has appointed John Boyer as vice president, product and category management, effective immediately. Boyer will report to CEO Don Bigler and will lead the company’s product management efforts across all product line categories. “We are delighted to have John join our senior leadership team.  John brings significant industry ...

Univ. of Memphis establishes award honoring Mike Pennington

The University of Memphis has established the D. Mike Pennington Award for Outstanding Mentoring in the Department of Journalism. The award honors distinguished alumnus D. Mike Pennington, Class of 1972, and is the first mentoring award in the College of Communication and Fine Arts and the first faculty award ...

GenNext holds quarterly leadership webinar

GenNext hosted its second webinar of 2015 yesterday with an engaging discussion on leadership from Peter Palmer and John Deane of Dale Carnegie training. The webinar, titled “Getting Results without Authority,” focused on using clear, accountable and positive communication to motivate employees in the workplace. Using the tenets of Dale ...

Accuride’s Dauch to speak at Heavy Duty Leadership

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, announces Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch will serve as the opening speaker for the upcoming Heavy Duty Leadership seminar. Heavy Duty Leadership is a week-long educational program for high-potential professionals in the commercial vehicle aftermarket. The program, ...

Onspot appoints new vice president

Onspot of North America has appointed Eric Jones as vice president, sales and marketing for Team Onspot. Jones was previously the director of marketing, OEM sales and general manager of the Snow & Ice Removal Systems Division at Muncie Power Products. According to Onspot, Jones will lead the company's team of regional ...

Implementing the ‘Master’ plan

Selling points for adding a master warehouse to a distribution business There’s nothing worse than discovering you don’t have a place to store something you need. It can happen to anyone, but when it happens in the aftermarket it’s more than just a point of frustration. It can negatively impact ...