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Electrical Wholesaling article - The Standards Bearers

The people who volunteer their time to develop and refine the electrical industry’s product data standards are a special breed, like a family, and they’re always looking to expand the clan. The electrical industry’s rolling cache of structured product data, the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW), is a monumental piece of work that’s been built and expanded over more than a decade. The underlying logic of the system, and of the tools for exchanging its data among supply chain partners and turning it into e-commerce transactions, is defined by standards developed and refined down to the most granular level by a diverse mob of volunteers who donate their time and energy on behalf of their companies and the industry as a whole.

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Electrical Industry Shows Support for Oklahoma

The series of intense tornados in Oklahoma demonstrated unprecedented strength and size, causing widespread damage especially to Moore, OK. Many members of the electrical industry have generously provided their assistance in relief efforts by offering monetary aid and donating electrical supplies to contribute to the rebuilding process. Here are a few inspiring stories from the industry:

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Your Digital Domain

The cover story of the March issue of Electrical Wholesaling magazine shares how distributors are embracing new technology and digital marketing. According to the article, distributors should not risk missing out on the competitive advantage. The electronic equivalent of traditional methods for distributing information to customers can offer numerous benefits for field sales support, customer engagement and supply chain coordination.

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What to Know about AmazonSupply

With the beta release of AmazonSupply in full swing, the impact of this online retail giant is on everyone’s radar. We’ve gathered information from industry publications offering their predictions and analysis to help you evaluate how you can position your company in this new distributor landscape.

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The Rise of Tablet Selling

Content courtesy of Electrical Wholesaling According to this blog post from NetworkWorld.com, cloud activity is expected to dramatically expand in 2012. One reason for the increase is the rapid integration of mobile and tablet device use into businesses. As smartphones…

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