Hot Seat


Tune in as Industrial Supply’s editor talks with leading industry experts about a range of important issues affecting distributors today. 

Industrial Supply magazine has launched a new video program – THE HOT SEAT – to supplement our array of content platforms for distribution executives. Featuring fast-paced, one-on-one interviews with IS Editor Kim Phelan, each video is a short dialog with a subject matter expert in the industrial sector. 

Meet leading authorities as they step up to the mic and shed light on issues you care about. Short & sweet, personable, and highly relevant to your business, THE HOT SEAT unpacks causes, questions, and solutions related to some of distribution’s biggest challenges. We get to the point and uncover what matters to you. 

We invite you to listen in and share THE HOT SEAT with your colleagues and industry peers. And because you’re an IS subscriber, we’ll always let you know when a new edition is released.

Solving Workforce Woes with Pro-Employee Technology
Ken R Executives across all U.S. industries collectively identify the labor shortage as a major source of anxiety – and barrier to growth. Lucas Systems has researched the trends occurring among the warehouse workforce, and today Ramoutar explains where industrial distributors need to go in order to attract and retain younger generations of employees. Watch the video.
What’s Your Warehouse Vision?
Quinn When you think about the future of your industrial distribution company, what’s your dream for the warehouse? Is remaining static unthinkable? Do technologies like AI, ML, robotics, and automation top your bucket list? Live from ISA23, hear Will Quinn, “The Distribution Guy” at Infor, explain why investing in a modern warehouse management system now is the first step toward the future – and see how many serious problems it’ll solve in the present. Watch the video.