News & Events

Holiday Traditions from IDEA

Happy Holidays from IDEA! Every year, the IDEA team gathers together for a friendly white elephant gift exchange. We also sponsor and deliver gifts to two local families in the Arlington community as a holiday tradition.

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New IDEA Team Members

Please join us in welcoming three new IDEA team members: Johna Aro as IDW Distributor Specialist, Vivian Delgado as Data Management Specialist, and Frances Tolentino as Executive Assistant and Events Coordinator.

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supplyFORCE National Meeting

  • 16 Dec 2013

March 5-6, 2014 - Temple, AZ - More info
The supplyFORCE National Meeting is a working meeting with significant customer and Owner-Member participation. This meeting brings together Customers, Owner-Members, Strategic Suppliers and the supplyFORCE Team to set direction and plan mutual goals for the New Year.

New IDW Platinum Band of Excellence Manufacturers

Congratulations to EGS Electrical Group and RAB Lighting for recently achieving the 2013 IDW Platinum Band of Excellence, the most elite status in the industry’s banding program which measures the amount of marketing content manufacturers provide to the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) for their distributors.

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Are You Missing IDX Reports?

Industry Data Exchange (IDX) users have access to several IDX standard traffic report options that can be delivered via FTP or email on a daily or monthly basis. Scheduling reports can save users time and increase visibility of valuable business information. Review the report types so you can choose which ones will help improve your EDI processes.

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Publicly-Available Fields in the IDW

In order to meet distributors' needs for “publicly-available” product data in the IDW for all manufacturers, IDEA collaborated with the Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) consisting of manufacturers and distributors to research and determine the fields that are needed. As a result, publicly-available data for five common fields the IAC agreed upon are now accessible to Catalog Level distributors in the IDW.

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NAED Western Region Conference

  • 02 Dec 2013

January 20-22, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ - More info
The Western Region Conference provides a forum for education, peer networking and B2B booth sessions. Attendance is recommended for upper and middle management, regional sales, operations, and branch managers from distributors, manufacturers, allied partners, and manufacturer reps.