What Distributors Can Learn from Retailers

Several years ago, retailers stood at a crossroads: With e-commerce and shifting demographics disrupting the once-storied retail business model, they could either adapt or risk being obsolete. Now, distributors find themselves in the same position: They face the most profound business model shift in decades. Generations of businesses have relied on industrial distributors to ensure…

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Ask Avnet AI Platform Learns What Buyers Want

Distribution giant Avnet has unveiled Ask Avnet in hopes of changing the way that it connects customers with information and resources across all its web sites. In addition to saving procurement and supply chain professionals, engineers, and professional makers time and effort, the platform has the potential to reduce the cost of serving customers while…

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Zebra Unveils High-Performance Industrial Printers that Improve Operational Visibility & Productivity

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility, introduced the new ZT600 and ZT510 industrial printers designed to withstand the harshest environments while delivering superior print quality and uptime. Zebra also announced Printer Profile Manager Enterprise, a browser-based…

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ECIA Event to Focus on Cyber Security and IoT Implementation

ECIA is pleased to announce the 2017 Regional Series returns to the Dallas area on Tuesday, August 8th at the Sheraton Dallas/Ft Worth. The following speakers will present on topics that have become increasingly critical business issues for the industry. Jeff Shaffer, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers brings his background with the Secret Service to kick off the event with an update…

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VCC Acquires Display Products

Visual Communications Company, LLC (VCC), a world leader in the design and manufacture of LED illuminated electronic components, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Display Products, Inc. (DDP). The transaction is the third for VCC, which is backed by Southern California-based private equity firms Cloudbreak Capital and Wedbush Capital Partners. Headquartered…

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