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  • 15 Nov 2005

How is NAED helping to make its member companies more profitable? Take a look at this list of projects that we are currently working on: Creating standardized vendor report cards to help improve vendor performance Creating a task force to…

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Allen Ray Associates Ltd offers E-Audits

  • 26 Oct 2005

Arlington, TX, October 24, 2005: Recognizing that lowering the cost of doing business and improving profitability in a market place where margins are constantly being pressured, Allen Ray & Associates, a leading management and process consultancy serving distributors and manufacturers, has developed…

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Major suppliers push IDEA

  • 18 Oct 2005

This past summer, Eaton's electrical business, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric's Square D brand chose to get behind the Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA)-and push incentives for distributor usage. Schneider's "Premier" co-op program now allows electrical distributors…

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EDM Leads VMI Panel at Electro E-Biz Forum 2005

  • 13 Oct 2005

Cincinnati, Ohio, October 13, 2005 - Bob Jennings, vice president sales & marketing, Enterprise Data Management (EDM), recently participated in the 2005 Electro E-Biz Forum by leading a panel discussion on the Business Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI). Participating industry panelist included…

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Malcolm O’Hagan (NEMA) Receives ANSI Award

  • 16 Aug 2005

New York, NY, August 15, 2005 - The American National Standards Institute announced today the recipients of its 2005 Leadership and Service Awards. The individuals listed below have been recognized for their significant contributions to national and international standardization activities and ongoing commitment…

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  • 04 Aug 2005

Supporters of IDEA hope a report documenting the significant cost savings achieved by four electrical distributors and three manufacturers will convince more companies to sign on. "A Valuable Idea," a white paper written for the Industry Data Exchange…

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The New IDW

  • 15 Jul 2005

The launch of the IDW2 industry data warehouse (IDW) by April 1 will be one of the biggest milestones in the seven year history of the Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA), Rosslyn, Va. As with any overhaul on this scale, it's…

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Whats the Big Idea?

  • 13 Jul 2005

Electrical distributors (such as Rexel) have long wanted to synchronize data directly with electrical manufacturers. In 1997, they began work on a project designed to overcome many data inconsistency issues. Previous solutions had failed, due to either a lack of completeness,…

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