On October 19-21 IBC hosted its annual National Meeting for Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers in our buying group network. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Building High Performance Teams.”
Securing a $1.6 million contract in 2012 brought Ron Nuñez, President and Chief Operating Officer of a group of independent supply companies, back to the Toyota Opportunity Exchange this year for the third time.
IBC recently attended the 2013 National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference and Business Opportunity Fair held October 27-30 in San Antonio, TX. Over 6,000 corporate executives, supplier diversity professionals and government agency representatives were in attendance at the annual event.
In May, the IBC team headed out to San Diego for the ISA Product Show & Conference. For those of you who were unable to attend, we have assembled some key takeaways from the education sessions. Today, we’re sharing an overview of Joseph Jaffe’s Flip the Funnel, as presented at this year’s show.
In May, we attended the ISA Product show in San Diego. In addition to meeting with customers and prospects, we always look forward to hearing new perspectives from the show’s line-up of keynote speakers and industry experts. The theme of this year’s show, Thriving in a Connected World, drove home just how much online technology […]
In our industry, the 10 pound product catalog is still one of the most commonly used marketing tools –and it serves an important purpose. However, in an effort to stand out and gain the attention of today’s customers and prospects, manufacturers and distributors alike are realizing the value of complementing their traditional printed marketing materials with online marketing.
Sterling Supply Company, an IBC Independent Distributor, celebrated its 60th year of business recently. Their success story, as featured in The Herald-Dispatch, highlights how Sterling’s technical expertise and dedication to customer service have served its customers well for six decades – instilling trust and loyalty by providing service that goes beyond its product lines.
As a proud Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), IBC understands the importance of corporate diversity initiatives. We are always encouraged by the innovative programs that end users pursue, showcasing their commitment to supplier diversity. This week we are featuring Chrysler, who has publicly voiced a commitment to making its Diversity Supplier Development group the premier supplier diversity program globally.
Last week, we looked at a number of reasons that manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States. It is also important to take into account all of the realities influencing the state of manufacturing in the U.S. This week’s blog examines some of the factors that are preventing jobs from returning.
At IBC, we are paying close attention to the emerging trend of big name companies bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Ford, Apple, Boeing, Starbucks and General Electric – to name a few – are all looking to expand their U.S. manufacturing base. This presents an exciting opportunity for our Independent Distributors and Preferred Suppliers to benefit from this reshoring of manufacturing business.
At IBC, we are looking forward to attending the ISA Product Show & Conference, June 1- 4 in San Diego – and you should be, too! We are already planning how to maximize our participation in the conference in order to strengthen our buying group and create more value for our stakeholders.