The OD


Welcome to The Outer Diameter (The OD) hosted by NAHAD: The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution. This podcast series is designed to promote professional development and continuing education for distributors and manufacturers. Content includes new industry developments, innovative tactics for any business model, and valuable need-to-know information centered around the hose distribution industry.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • The Terrible 10: Common Mistakes of Hose Assemblies

    The Terrible 10: Common Mistakes of Hose Assemblies

    Reviewing common mistakes of hose and fittings found in the field. Every day, hose assemblies are potentially being used differently than they were designed to be used. We’ll cover what things to look for to create a safer workplace.

  • 10 Things Not to Do When Your Hydraulic Fitting Leaks

    10 Things Not to Do When Your Hydraulic Fitting Leaks

    From small operations to global corporations hydraulic fitting leaks happen. In this podcast, the team from Parker Tube Fittings will provide practical advice on fixing and/or mitigating the problem. As the title suggests, there are 10 things you DO NOT WANT TO Do when you find a hydraulic fitting leak.Thank you to Parker-Hannifin’s Tube Fittings Division for sharing this content, which is an original blog post published June 24, 2016, under the same title. Parker-Hannifin retains all rights and is the sole owner of the contents presented in this podcast.About Ted Amling:Ted has been in the fluid power industry for over 30 years and has extensive experience in product design, testing, customer support, and training. Ted currently serves as the chairman of ISO TC131/SC4, Vice-Chair of SAE FCCT/C1, and is an active member many more industry standards groups. When not working, Ted can be found riding his bike all over the country.About Nathan Green:Nathan has been in the fluid power industry for fourteen years. He has extensive experience assisting customers in solving their fluid conveyance challenges, both in initial system design and in troubleshooting, in numerous market segments.About Anna Pavlou:Anna Pavlou has been in the fluid power industry for ten years. Anna has traveled the country helping customers solve their hydraulic problems and improve fluid power system design and safety. When visiting new places, she keeps busy after work finding a new band to hear live and a local park to hike.More on NAHAD:Website: www.nahad.orgEmail:

  • Project Management & Program Management – What’s the Difference?

    Project Management & Program Management – What’s the Difference?

    Program management represents the highest level of complexity – and responsibility – in an organization’s efforts to manage strategic initiatives. Not surprisingly, there are as many definitions and conceptions of program management as there are companies. In this podcast, Anne Patterson, Principal at the Inventory Guru will dispel the most common misconceptions and provide a short summary of where they’re alike and where they’re different.About Anne:Anne is a University of Innovative Distribution (UID) Instructor. Her career spans sales operations, planning, and distribution in multi-national companies, including the use and implementation of enterprise IT systems on a global scale. A respected project manager, inventory practitioner, and enthusiastic teacher and team-builder, her passion is linking people, processes, and technology.Website: Email: anne.patterson@invguru.comMore on NAHAD:Website: www.nahad.orgEmail: