The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.
Spring is my favorite time of year. Flowers are starting to
pop up my gardens, the trees are budding, and warm weather is on its way. This
new season is also a good time to consider new beginnings in our industry.
We’ve been faced with many difficult challenges over the last few months - to
our industry as well as our world. At ASI
, we are doing
our best to keep you informed and help your company to succeed. We tailor our
editorial to meet your everyday needs, striving to help you do business
smarter, keep on top of trends, stay informed about technological advancements,
and give you the news you need - when you need it.
This issue is no exception. We kick off our editorial coverage with two features
on the importance of chemical distribution. “Distributors: An International
Perspective” examines the role of international distributors and their
importance in the global market. In “Distributors Play a Critical Role in the
Supply Chain,” we examine the critical function that distributors have in the
global supply chain. Similar to many companies, distributors face a number of
challenges; they also provide myriad benefits to both customers and suppliers.
Toll manufacturing - the process of transferring the manufacture of a product
to a third-party company - can be beneficial in many situations. If natural
disaster has crippled your manufacturing, or you need increased capacity or
want to reduce capital risk, consider toll manufacturing. Find out the answers
to eight of the most commonly asked tolling questions in “Should You Toll?”
An article by Michael Growney of Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney Inc. examines
the state of the adhesives and sealants industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
Find out more, including the effects of the worldwide financial crisis on our
industry, in “Adhesives & Sealants in the Asia-Pacific Region.”
Finally, the article “Seven Warning Signs Your Company Won’t Survive” is a
timely look at several common signs of trouble.
We designed this issue to help you stay abreast of the latest technologies and
industry trends. If there’s a specific topic you’d like to see more coverage
of, or if you’re interested in writing a feature article, please contact me by
e-mail at email@example.com