Revolutionizing Supply Chains with Smart Life Cycle Strategies

The Role of Item Status Codes in Achieving Optimal Sales and Inventory With supply chain disruptions becoming the norm, identifying a product’s life cycle stage is more important than ever. No longer just a logistical necessity, Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) is a strategic asset that puts manufacturers’ brands in front of customers and ahead…

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Learning Portal Power User Spotlight: Kimberly Morris

Name: Kimberly Morris Title: Data & Syndication Specialist Company: Intermatic Years in the electrical industry: 26 years (Intermatic has been for 133 years) What do you think is most valuable about the courses in the IDEA Learning Portal? There is so much value that it’s a 3-part answer. 1st, I’d say because the courses lead to…

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What Contractors Really Need: A Straight-Talk Perspective

How Accurate Information Fuels Efficiency in Construction By Jim Johnson, President & CEO, NEMRA Recently, I shared about what contractors really need to stay on track at eBiz 2023. In an industry where deadlines are fixed, let’s dive into why getting accurate, real-time information from the start is vital for the success of construction projects—and…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Chris Ziegelmann

Name: Chris Ziegelmann Company: Border States Title: Digital Product Content Manager Years in the electrical industry: 17 Years at current company: 17 What inspired you to pursue a career in the electrical industry, and how did you get started? I started my career through an internship with Border States and once I earned my degree,…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Dave Gatto

Name: Dave Gatto Company: Westinghouse Lighting Title: Director of Quality Control and Compliance Years in the electrical industry: 33 Years at current company: 33 The Harmonized Data Model (HDM) is a single data model supported by NAED and NEMA that unifies multiple product data standards in IDEA Connector to support several syndication formats. We would…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Jeff Frisk

Name: Jeff Frisk Company: Standard Electric Supply Company Title: Product Training Coordinator Years in the electrical industry: 40 Years at current company: 20 The Harmonized Data Model (HDM) is a single data model supported by NAED and NEMA that unifies multiple product data standards in IDEA Connector to support several syndication formats. We would not…

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eBiz 2023 Keynotes: Xbox Visionary Robbie Bach and Contractor Expert Josh Bone

Hear How Robbie Bach Saved Microsoft’s Xbox from Disaster and Catapulted to Legendary Success In today’s dynamic environment, digital collaboration is crucial for success. The keynotes at eBiz 2023 are innovative and inspiring. You don’t want to miss them! Tuesday 9/19 Keynote Thinking Outside the Xbox: New Approaches to Strategy, Creativity, and Leadership Robbie Bach,…

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eBiz 2023 Panels Bring the Industry Together to Discuss Connected Supply Chains and Contractor Marketplaces

eBiz 2023 to Feature Panelists from NAED, NEMA, NECA, NEMRA, EFC, and IDEA eBiz 2023, September 18-20 in Nashville, is the only gathering of electrical industry supply chain leaders dedicated to harnessing the power of data to streamline operations and accelerate eBusiness growth.  Industry Panel Discussion: Erase Inefficiency with End-to-End Connected Supply Chains NAED, NEMA,…

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Get to Know HDM Subject Matter Expert Kevin Jackson

Name: Kevin Jackson, Senior Data Architect Company: Schneider Electric Years in the electrical industry: 7 HDM Role(s): Subject Matter Expert The Harmonized Data Model (HDM) is a single data model supported by NAED and NEMA that unifies multiple product data standards in IDEA Connector to support several syndication formats. We would not be able to…

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