New catalog offers more products for unplanned needs
Grainger's expanded product offering is featured in the company's newly redesigned catalog. The 2007 edition features more than 138,000 facilities maintenance products. With more than 3,000 pages of product and technical information, the catalog offers enhanced search and selection tools to help customers quickly find the products they need.
“Our customers told us they turn to our catalog as a reference tool for sourcing facilities maintenance products,” said Kevin Peters, senior vice president of supply chain management for Grainger. “We bolstered our offering in several key categories including plumbing, material handling, fasteners and security products,”
In addition to the catalog, the company has added new search and selection tools on its Web site, www.grainger.com , to assist customers in narrowing their selection, based on factors that are relevant to the product or application. Cross-referencing tools, a new dedicated plumbing catalog and employee product training will also help customers save time in sourcing the right product for their applications.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey