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Ryan Waychoff has joined the Advance sales team as a Regional Sales Manager. Ryan previously worked in field sales at Fastenal and in the construction industry where he excelled in helping clients find the best solutions. A graduate from Oklahoma State University, Ryan is a newlywed, roots for the Atlanta Braves, enjoys hunting, fishing, photography and playing the guitar. Contact Ryan at [email protected] or 972-446-5505.

 

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Tonawanda, NY May 31, 2017 Sherex Fastening Solutions, a global leader in engineered fasteners, tooling, and automation, is pleased to announce the launch of a new wedge locking washer product line. 

“The TEC Series product line adds another fastening solution to our portfolio, continuing our 35 year tradition of developing innovative, lowest total installed cost fastening solutions for our valued customers,” says President Adam Pratt, "TEC Series washers are a high quality, high performance, cost-effective solution to the challenge of securing joints that experience severe vibration and load.” 

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The 27th Edition of the Distribution Software Guide has become the most used directory for wholesale distributors looking to replace or upgrade their existing business software. The guide provides detailed vendor information including feature matrixes for Enterprise Distribution and Complementary Solutions. Request Print Copies at http://www.software4distributors.com/vendor/resources_dist_software_guide_login.aspx 

In response to market demand, the 11th Edition of the Manufacturing Software Guide has been developed to meet the unique needs of the manufacturing supply chain community. This guide includes detailed vendor pages, company demographics, product information, and a feature matrix. Request Print Copies at http://www.software4distributors.com/vendor/resources_manufacturing_software_guide_login.aspx

 

We are happy to report that once again the students rose to the challenge and came up with designs that not only met the contest requirements but also demonstrated their grasp of sound engineering principles.

Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, organizers of the Fastener Fair exhibitions taking place globally, announce the launch of Fastener Fair USA. The first edition of this unique industrial fastener and fixing show will take place April 11-12, 2018 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. 

Fastener Fair USA will be the premier event bringing together manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and end users in the region’s only dedicated fastener, fixing, and joining technology exhibition. The show will offer a first-hand look at the latest solutions and technology available in the marketplace, as well as a top-notch educational program developed and delivered by industry experts. There will also be networking events to facilitate relationships and collaborations with industry peers.

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From Distribution One

To many people, the terms “ERP” (Enterprise Resource Planning) and “Accounting Software” are interchangeable. This misconception, however, ends up being a detriment to companies when purchasing decisions are based on the comparison of two distinctly different product categories.

So what is the difference between ERP and accounting software? In short, accounting programs are merely a subset of the core ERP software capabilities and represent a fraction of the functionality provided by comprehensive ERP. This truth, however, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Accounting software
Predictably, accounting software deals with the financial aspect of operations by recording business transactions: AR/AP, journal entries, and general ledger utilized to produce basic financial reports like income statements and balance sheets. Due to this specified but limited focus, the accounting software market has experienced some instability with providers resorting to buyouts or ceasing operations altogether. Why?

Accounting software provides a good snapshot of a company’s financial health today but lacks the ability to anticipate tomorrow. Without data-driven forecasting, companies base business decisions primarily on SWAG (Scientific Wild Assumption Guessing) to predict supply and demand for products and services causing many to fall short of their profitability goals.

ERP software
Accounting functionality comprises just one subset of the overall solution. ERP’s main objective is to facilitate the day-to-day management of business operations by incorporating data from multiple aspects of the business into a seamless and comprehensive information system. ERP encompasses: Order Entry, Financials, CRM, Reporting, Purchasing, Inventory Control, Warehouse Management (automation/scanning), Serial/Lot Control, QC Tracking, Label Generation, Kitting/Assembly, Secondary Processing, and more along with supplementary functionality of E-commerce, API, EDI, and Mobile Apps. 

By accurately processing and analyzing data through these company-wide functions, ERP software delivers forecasting integral to improving the timing of sales and inventory, detecting process deficiencies, and identifying strategic enhancements for growing productivity and competitive advantage. 

What's Best for You?
Because businesses demand a more complete, comprehensive software solution, ERP continues to consume the accounting software market. Understanding the differences in software functionality is critical to your company’s near and long-term success. If you’re currently investigating software options for your enterprise, please contact me with questions on comparing apples to apples.

Steve Monks
Sales Executive

Recently, Rotor Clip engineers showcased their abilities to create custom parts and tools by introducing an interlocking spiral retaining ring. Utilizing a standard DCR non-interlocking spiral ring, Rotor Clip was able to engineer a custom tooling process to produce a new DCR-LS interlocking spiral retaining ring. 

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Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice. Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward? READ MORE.


This contest is Rotor Clip’s contribution to the STEAM initiative that encourages students to think critically and have an engineering or design approach towards real-world problems while building on their accumulated, theoretical knowledge of mathematics and science.

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If you've ever researched ERP software, you've encountered the acronym API. You may have read that APIs are essential to external data access. This is certainly a true statement. However, if you have questions as to why this is true, let's begin by asking the following:

What is API and what does it mean to ERP?

An Application Program Interface (API) defines the way software and external programs interact. In Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), APIs are necessary to ensuring that the ERP application data is accessible to other programs. 

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Fastening Systems Engineered For Performance™

THE FASTENER FIX

MS/NAS Products

Sherex Fastening Solutions offers full lines of NAS and MS rivet nuts for the aerospace, military, defense, and general industrial markets; meeting NAS 1329, NAS 1330, and MS27130 standards.

Flat Head and Countersunk Head styles are available as open or closed ended, keyed or keyless styles, in sizes ranging from #4 to 1/2". All styles are available in alloy steel, aluminum, 430 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, and brass.

Sherex Akron Facility

Sherex produces all of our NAS/MS products and many other standard and custom parts in our AS9100 and ISO 9001:2008 certified production plant, located in Akron, Ohio (CAGE Codes 7EK30 and 4JQL4). With a minimum order quantity of only 100 pieces, a lead time of 8 weeks or less on rivet nuts, a wide range of equipment, and our world class engineering and sales support, Sherex Akron can facilitate the design and production of thousands of unique NAS/MS fasteners, screw machine parts, and custom fasteners for all kinds of applications, all while offering customers the best possible fastening solutions at the lowest total installed cost.

Sherex Sponsors Collegiate Support Program for Foster Youth

Sherex Fastening Solutions has sponsored an IDEA Project at the University of Kentucky focused on helping and supporting foster youth to pursue a higher education. "Sherex's support for the University of Kentucky's project will fund new strategies to support foster youth at UKY and on other U.S. college campuses", said Brad Mazon, Director of Fundraising and Advancement at IDEA. "Thanks to Sherex and to Sherex President Adam Pratt for your leadership on this!"

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is the official hotel for this year’s National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo

NIFMSE moves Welcome Reception party to the pool area at the Westgate, locks down lowest hotel rates, and added amenities for attendees, exhibitors and their guests during stay.

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Record breaking numbers for the show in all 3 categories—exhibit space, exhibitors, and total number of attendees in 2016

For the first time in its show history, the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo (NIFMSE) is named on the list of Trade ShowNews Network’s Trade (TSNN) Top 250 Trade Shows and Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Fastest 50 Winners. TSNN’s list represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the United States and is ranked by net square footage. At just under 100,000 square feet, NIFMSE is recognized and awarded amongst other top winners.

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Advance Components is celebrating 45 years of distributing excellence by offering customers free shipping when purchasing from the Advance online store. All products online are in-stock and ready for same day shipping.

“We invite all of our customers to celebrate our anniversary with extra savings at the Advance online store,” says Advance president Gary Cravens. “This is a fast and easy way to buy in-stock products with the click of a button.”

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A Message From SPIROL International

I wanted to let you know about a new coating that we are introducing for our products that is poised to be one of the most revolutionary changes of the year for the fastener industry.  The coating, called “ArmorGalv®”, surpasses 1,000 hours of corrosion protection and unlike other platings or coatings, the vapor process coats all surfaces of the product uniformly – even recessed surfaces!  This means that hollow parts receive full coverage within the ID of the part which is a major advantage over other finish options.  Furthermore, ArmorGalv will not flake or peel as the coating is diffused into the surface of the part, and there is no risk of hydrogen embrittlement. There are many more features and benefits included in the White Paper attached below:

http://www.spirol.com/library/whitepapers/Features_and_Benefits_of_ArmorGalv_Thermal_Zinc_Diffusion_us.pdf

While we will eventually offer this coating for all of our product lines, we are initially rolling this out for our Tubular Products (roll-formed Spacers, Compression Limiters, Dowels and Bushings).

If you are interested in learning more about ArmorGalv, or if you are currently working on a project requiring joining and assembly and would like my assistance, please feel free to give me a call!

Regards,

Michael S. Lentini | National Distribution Sales Manager | SPIROL International
30 Rock Ave. | Danielson | CT | 06238
Phone: 860.774.8571 Ext. 4457 | Fax: 860.774.2048 | Email: [email protected]

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A Message From Jade West, Senior Vice President-Government Relations
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

After years of reporting on the aggressive anti-business regulatory agenda coming out of Washington, D.C., we are happy to be reporting on the roll-back of regulations that has been undertaken by Congress and the Trump Administration, and what remains to be done.

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