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Material handling equipment doesn’t operate in a vacuum. A forklift is only useful to the degree that it interacts with the things and people around it: operators, loads, other material handling equipment, the physical layout of your facility, and more. To get the most value out of material handling costs, then, it may not be enough to simply buy a new machine. You also need a plan for integrating new solutions into your overarching material flow.
Supply chain disruption wasn’t just a pandemic phenomenon, as it turns out. As the world transitions to its new, post(ish)-pandemic normal, grocery leaders continue to worry about keeping food on the shelves. In fact, the industry’s concern has only grown as the pandemic has receded.
Passenger cars aren’t the only mode of transportation switching from gas to battery power. Light commercial vehicles—delivery vans, work pickups, cabover trucks—represented just 24,000 of the U.S.’s electric vehicles in 2021. By 2030, they’re expected to grow to nearly 4 million units. That means many fleet owners are currently trying to figure out how to make the transition. A big part of that project will be creating charging infrastructure.
Loss of electrical materials at a job site isn’t just the contractor’s problem. If electrical wholesalers don’t package or prepare orders adequately, these products are more vulnerable to damage and theft. With enough lost product, electrical contractors may start looking for a new supplier.
When Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors investigate a workplace injury, they ask a lot of questions. One of the first is always, “Was the employee properly trained?”
Looking for tips on growing your electrical wholesaling business in 2022 and beyond? Here are lessons from some of the year’s top sellers.
Proactive ergonomics improves workplace safety, but that’s just one of the benefits. It can also cut costs to help your business grow.
How can independent electrical wholesalers compete with the Amazons of the world? These value-added service tips provide the solution.