Just Announced: Cyber Security will be added to Responsible Distribution. Get updates at the April Workshop!
Register today for the Responsible Distribution Workshop in Houston, April 2-3.
The next cycle, which begins in January 2013, will include new and enhanced security-related items in the 12 Codes of Management Practice. Although not all of the information has been finalized, cyber security will be included!
Join Grant Pederson with Burns & McDonnell for the Cyber Security session as well as all of the Responsible Distribution industry experts for other topics including EPA inspections, emergency response, top Fed violations, product stewardship and more.
Exhibit at OPSEM2012 in Indianapolis!
Attention Exhibitors! We are currently recruiting exhibitors for this year's OPSEM to be held on August 22-24, at the beautiful J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis. Prime locations are going fast. Act now and go to http://nacd.com/events/opsem/exhibit.aspx for booth information and pricing. More
View the latest issue the Chemical Distributor online!
The January/February issue mails this week, but you don't have to wait to read it! Read the current issue by clicking here.
CEF To Attend INFORMEX USA in New Orleans
The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will be joining 500-plus exhibitors and 4,000-plus attendees at INFORMEX USA in New Orleans, L.A. on Feb. 15-17. INFORMEX is an event which has served the specialty chemical products and ingredients market for over 28 years.
CEF will be exhibiting their You Be The Chemist® programs at Booth 402.
A framework for finding cost-control opportunities
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Distributors have to balance many things to maintain profitability, as George Schwartz, who leads Capgemini's Distribution Practice, outlined at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors meeting in Washington. Pressures include economic uncertainty, rising transportation costs inside and outside of the firm, and price erosion and leakage. More
How to motivate like Wikipedia does
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As a business owner, if you can tap into the passion of your workforce the same way that Wikipedia taps into its army of unpaid volunteers, you can accomplish things that no amount of money can buy. On the surface, the success of Wikipedia makes no sense — how could a team of volunteers possibly complete such a massive undertaking? The answer has repercussions in every industry: Money isn't everything. More
How body language can help, or hurt, how you lead
Leadership is about communication. In preparing for an important meeting, you concentrate on what to say and rehearse your presentation so that you will come across as credible. Your success in any presentation depends on how well you articulate a winning position. But it is also strongly influenced by unconscious factors such as your body postures, the amount of eye contact you use, and the degree to which you literally set the tone of the conversation. More
11 tips to become a better negotiator
Asking for what you want — and getting it — can be a daunting task for the shy of confrontation. Here are 11 tips on how to assert yourself, and go after what you want, including setting high expectations and never negotiating alone. More
Why CEOs should embrace Twitter
Twitter, like LinkedIn and Facebook, is one of the most popular social media channels for businesses to promote their products and services, build their brand recognition and interact regularly with their clients. Twitter enables you, the face of the company, to develop a personal relationship with your customers, and lets them develop a personal relationship with you and your business. It is all about relationship building. More