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Motion Industries implements new internal communications technology

Mississauga, ON -- Sept. 13, 2002 -- Motion Industries of Birmingham, Ala., a distributor of industrial products in...


Mississauga, ON — Sept. 13, 2002 — Motion Industries of Birmingham, Ala., a distributor of industrial products in North America, has announced it is implementing new technology to streamline supply chain communication that will be incorporated at Motion Canada facilities across the country.

The technology is based on allowing every employee desktop access to internal web-based product and application information, “always on” e-mail, and streamlined access to external sources — including customer, supplier and technical information over the web.

“Our objective with this project was to provide more timely and effective communication with our customers, suppliers and field operations,” said president and chief executive officer Bill Stevens. “With this technology, all of our branches will receive critical time-sensitive information instantly.”

As part of this implementation, Motion has introduced a new company intranet that provides real-time access to company communication, reference material and operational reports, eliminating all routine paper communication to the more than 500 Motion locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.