Business & Industry

One-Stop Distribution: The Clear Route to a Long-Term Customer

With the emergence of e-commerce, the material handling industry has experienced an evolving customer preference for distributors that satisfy all of their needs. Making the jump to being a one-stop provider may not be easy, but ultimately it can prove to be the most financially rewarding. With the accelerating speed of business, today's material handling customers are demanding the convenience...

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A Cure for Common Cold Storage

The cold storage industry has reached a new plateau in the design of its doors. The latest cold storage technologies remedy some age-old temperature concerns. The design of affordable, temperature efficient cold storage doors has eluded engineers for decades. Only recently have significant breakthroughs been made in cold storage door technology, allowing a combination of fast cycling with...

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XML: Buyers and Sellers Speaking the Same Language

By providing a common vocabulary for sharing and searching business data over the web, Extensible Markup Language (XML) promises to become an increasingly popular application for fostering business over the Internet. However, despite its many benefits, there are still some kinks that need to be worked out. The intended freedom XML (Extensible Markup Language) gives companies to share data over...

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Setting the Stage for Miniature Chemical Plants

The utilization of microfluidics, encompassing the phenomena of zero turbulence and electrokinetics, is pointing towards the development of miniature chemical processing plants. According to many researchers and developers, the discipline of microfluidics will soon reduce chemical manufacturing plants to the size of components that fit in one's hand. These scaled-down processors, known as...

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EPA Pats Industrial Do-Gooders on the Back

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the creation of a new Performance Track Program to reward environmentally responsible companies. Do you qualify? In an effort to reward businesses that have achieved a higher environmental performance level than legally required, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has instituted the National Environmental Performance Track....

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Featured Industry Tradeshows/Seminars/Events

Check out which chemical and processing industry events are headed your way. And, if you'd like to learn more about making developments in e-commerce work for your business, attend one of Thomas Regional's free upcoming seminars. Process Industries 2001 Spring National MeetingApril 22-26, 2001George R. Brown Convention CenterHouston, TX Join management and engineering professionals from all...

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Taking Metal Coating to New Lengths

A variety of industrial consumers, including the construction, appliance and automotive industries, are discovering the advantages of the coil coating process, primarily how it unites quality and environmental safety. Manufacturers are constantly in search of production processes that offer quality and environmentally sound methods. The paint and coating industry is no exception. A new...

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Serving Up Enough Energy to Meet the Internet's Appetite

While the popularity of the Internet has spurred the construction of legions of data centers, utility companies are grappling with the massive amounts of energy they require. The Internet has a new hurdle to clear: Obtaining a sufficient energy supply to meet its demands. Internet data centers, the giant server complexes that collect and disseminate data over optic networks, are putting great...

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The Internet: You Can Take it With You

Changes are quickly taking place that will soon expand the limited functionality of Internet applications currently available on a wide variety of hand-held devices. New wireless technology promises to change where and how we do business. For all its speed and efficiency, the Internet has one persistent weakness - its immobility. Sure, you can access it from anywhere, but, for the most part, it...

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Getting a Bird's Eye View of the Supply Market

What does it take for supply managers to understand today's supply market? In a nutshell: the ability to plan ahead by conducting research and communicating with suppliers in an increasingly global economy. NAPM provides an in-depth look at the necessary skills required to maintain control over supply management. In order to stay competitive in today's fast-paced global marketplace, supply...

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