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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Case Study: Wayne Pipe’s Journey with EDI Managed Services

Wayne Pipe & Supply, Inc., a leader in plumbing and industrial supplies in Northeast Indiana, transitions to IDEA Exchange EDI Managed Services, enhancing efficiency and reliability in their mission-critical B2B communications. A Legacy of Innovation Founded in 1896, Wayne Pipe and Supply has established itself as a key player in the plumbing, heating, and industrial…

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Case Study: Atkore Navigates EDI System Transition with Precision

EDI VAN

Leading electrical solutions provider, Atkore Inc., transitions to IDEA Exchange’s EDI Value-Added Network (VAN) platform, supporting the industry, achieving savings, and amplifying efficiency and reliability in critical B2B communications. Building Better Together Atkore Inc. is a leading manufacturer of electrical products for commercial, industrial, data center, telecommunications, and solar applications. With 5,600 employees and $3.5B…

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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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Erase Inefficiency with End-to-End Connected Supply Chains

Panelists: Satya Sanivarapu, Technology Director, Digital Supply Chains, NAED | Erika TenEyck, Director of Business Intelligence Programs, NAED | Don Leavens, Chief Economist and SVP of Business Intelligence, NEMA | Jim Johnson, President and CEO, NEMRA | Carol McGlogan, President & CEO, EFC | Denise Keating, VP of Customer Success, IDEA. Moderated by Scott Costa,…

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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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Registration is now open for eBiz 2023!

Register before August 16th and save $200. For the second consecutive year, NAED and IDEA are co-presenting the conference to give attendees a competitive edge. From our combined expertise, you’ll learn practical ways to improve product data syndication and digital automation processes to ultimately position your company for long-term digital growth. Event Details What to…

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IDEA and SPARXiQ Announce Partnership to Accelerate Electrical Industry Channel Performance

Arlington, VA — The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), the industry-owned technology company and leading provider of electrical product data, announces a partnership with SPARXiQ, an industrial technology company, to provide a broad range of solutions to increase channel efficiency in order processing and fulfillment cycles. From product manufacturing to distribution and on through…

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