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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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.

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


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!"

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: Michael.lentini@spirol.com

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New President, COO, and National Sales & Marketing Manager Reflect Recent Growth and Position CTE for Continued Success

Cable Tie Express, a Master Distributor of cable ties, heat shrink tubing, wire connectors, mounting bases, and associated wire management products since 1995, recently announced several organizational promotions which support the Company's growth and commitment to superior quality products, solutions, and services.

Cable Tie Express Founder Char Cooper announced these changes and promotions effective January 2017:
  • Ty Whitacre promoted to President: Ty has served with Cable Tie Express for one year as Director of Business Development. His background is customer-focused with long-term executive positions in the medical, HVAC, and industrial marketplaces.
  • Doug Andrews promoted to Chief Operations Officer (COO): Doug is a long-term employee at Cable Tie Express, leading the day-to-day operations and supporting the continued growth of sales in North America.
  • Jason Burton promoted to National Sales & Marketing Manager: Jason has been with Cable Tie Express for five years, with responsibility as Inside Sales Manager prior to his recent promotion. Jason leads the Company's National Sales force of Independent Representatives and the Inside Sales and Customer Service Representatives.
Founder Char Cooper commented, "With the continuing goal of providing our customers the highest quality products and unparalleled service levels nationwide, the recent promotions enhance our position as a leading supplier in the marketplace. Ty's broad-based and successful background, Doug's continued dedication to the growth of Cable Tie Express for nearly two decades, and Jason's proven talents from the sales perspective are the perfect combination to lead Cable Tie Express to an enduring, strong, and successful future."
 

Cable Tie Express is located in Noblesville, IN with additional warehouse locations in Crestview, FL; Dallas, TX; Brea, CA; Seattle, WA; and Danbury, CT. Be a part of the Cable Tie Express experience by contacting the new leadership team or a customer service representative at 1-888-603-1233,  sales@cabletieexpress.com, or  www.cabletieexpress.com.

Beacon Fasteners and Components is thrilled to announce Tony Van Hoozer of Applied Design & Fastening Solutions as a manufacturers’ representative for Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.

“With 44 years of industry knowledge and expertise, Tony will be a great liaison to our Midwest customer base and a valuable asset to our team,” said Kameron Dorsey, National Sales Manager at Beacon.  “He shares our customer-driven principles and focus on servicing our customers, and we look forward to growing and strengthening these partnerships together.”

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A Message from Intercorp

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA -- Intercorp., an importer and master distributor of high-performance construction fasteners under the Strong-Point® brand, is pleased to announce the release of their new product and submittal catalogs. Featuring more than 500 items, these catalogs are complete resource guides for Strong-Point® construction fasteners.

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A Message From Advance Components

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A Message From Advance Components 

Contact: Pam Berry                  
pberry@advancecomponents.com 

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A Message From EFC International 

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – June 22, 2016. In a continued drive for growth, commitment to customers and supply partnership excellence, EFC International announces the addition of Teresa Amman, Supply Chain Director. Teresa will be responsible for successfully developing procurement and logistic strategies collaborating with suppliers and EFC’s Purchasing, Sourcing, Logistics, Warehouse and Quality departments who will also report to her.  

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