As the manufacturing and distribution industries go, so goes the North American economy. These sectors of commerce often can be viewed as microcosms for the state of finances for the entire continent considering the issues manufacturers and distributors face every day represent what businesses of all types must address regularly.
Whether complying with regulatory mandates and environmental standards to addressing labor shortages and rising operational costs, successful manufacturers do not back down when adversity stands in the way of profitability. Distributors also must deal with fluctuating fuel costs and training and development of new truck drivers as the industry continues to see a shrinking labor pool.
To highlight the best practices of the manufacturers who make the products we need and the distributors who get them into our possession, Translucent Publishing has launched Manufacturing & Distribution Executive magazine. This title will focus on the success stories of manufacturers in a variety of sectors who either produce the items that keep the American thriving, or fabricate the components that bring those products to fruition. It’s easy to forget how the products we take for granted are made and how they get to us. Manufacturing & Distribution Executive magazine brings those stories to light.