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The pace of technological progress is astounding and material handling distributors are reaping the benefits. Here, two MHEDA distributors recount their experiences with technology upgrades.

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Buying A New Business System

In a rapidly-changing marketplace, new business systems are constantly becoming available to material handling distributors. The key is selecting the right business system for your material handling distributorship. By Lisa Anderson and Jed Cavadas.

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Don’t Fight The Speakerphone!

When teleconferencing with a small number of material handling peers or customers, speakerphone is a viable option. However, there are certain groundrules that you should abide by. By Nancy Friedman.

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Controlling Company Cyberspace

With the internet becoming more and more prominent in everyone’s lives, material handling companies are being forced to develop policies regarding employee use of the internet and e-mail.

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What Is A Blog?

Blogs or Web logs are becoming more and more prevalent in the business world, and material handling is no exception. Material handling distributors should know the basics of blogging and what it can do for their company.

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Selling Casters

Casters are often overlooked as a value-added selling opportunity. In the competitive price market that is material handling, a little extra selling effort on features and benefits can net distributors increased margins on casters. By Brian Hakeem.

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Don’t Short Sell The Charger

Lift truck battery chargers are constantly improving. Be it a ferroresonant, silicon controlled rectifier or isolated gate bipolar transistor charger they can help material handling distributors rack up lift truck battery efficiency. By Jim Keyser.

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Tagging Along On The RFID Revolution

RFID technology and increased customer mandates for RFID-based shipments are revolutionizing the material handling industry. RFID Technology helps simplify flow control, security and quality control on conveyor systems. The future of the material handling industry lies in RFID tags. By Chris Bratten.

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A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Advances in RFID for conveyor, forklift and storage & handling applications will produce significant ROI for material handling distributors and their clients in pharmaceuticals, retail and more. By Andreas Somogyi.

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Custom Projects Create Profit

When a customer asks you to quote a product that is not straight out of the book, do you run away or dive in to provide a quotation? If you run away, you are obviously not meeting the customer’s specific needs. By Louis Coleman.

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