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MSC President, CEO Erik Gershwind to Speak at Ariba LIVE 2014

Leading Industrial Distributor to Discuss How Smart Procurement, Inventory Management Can Save Billions

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 18, Erik Gershwind, president and chief executive officer of MSC Industrial Supply (MSC), a leading distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations ("MRO") solutions, services and supplies to North American manufacturers, will deliver a keynote on how lean inventory management can save billions in MRO waste at Ariba LIVE 2014. Ariba LIVE is the premier business commerce event of the year, which focuses on insights to help businesses transform their processes to achieve greater efficiencies and savings. MSC will also showcase its customized inventory management solutions at the show in booth 21 on March 18-19 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

"A smart use of inventory management tools can help manufacturers create leaner, less complicated supply chains and increase efficiency," Gershwind said.   "Today, businesses are more connected and have access to more information than ever, which creates opportunities for greater collaboration. We're seeing how working closer with customers can improve the efficiency of their industrial supply chains, reduce costs and drive greater value across their business."

At the conference, MSC's specialists will be on-site to highlight MSC's vending solutions and demonstrate how customers can streamline inventory management processes to improve productivity on the shop floor and cut costs. MSC leverages its strong supplier partnerships and unmatched industry expertise to deliver tailored solutions that help customers streamline their business processes and realize significant savings.

"Companies should seek out  partners that can help them drive value back into their businesses" said Gershwind. "MSC's specialists have deep technical knowledge and are able to help customers identify the right solutions  to maximize productivity across the supply chain." 

To view Erik Gershwind's presentation live at Ariba LIVE 2014, please visit http://www.aribalive.com/las-vegas-2014 or learn more about the event by following MSC on Twitter (@MSC_Industrial), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MSCIndustrialSupply) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/msc-industrial-supply).    

About MSC Industrial Supply Co.
MSC Industrial Supply Co. is one of the largest distributors of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and Operations ("MRO") supplies to industrial customers throughout the United States. MSC employs one of the industry's largest sales forces and distributes approximately 600,000 industrial products from approximately 3,000 suppliers. In-stock availability is approximately  99%, with next day standard delivery to the contiguous United States on qualifying orders up until 8 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information, visit MSC's website at http://www.mscdirect.com.

SOURCE MSC Industrial Supply Co.

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