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WERCouncil events
  • Feb. 12, Baltimore/Washington DC WERCouncil Random House DC Tour, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 20, Utah WERCouncil - Intermountain Healthcare Supply Chain Center Tour, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 21, Northern California WERCouncil Crate & Barrel Facility Tour, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • WEF urges coordinated supply chain risk response
    @Risk    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The World Economic Forum's Supply Chain Risk Initiative first started exploring systemic risks and vulnerabilities to global supply chains and transport networks in 2011. The initiative's phase I report, "New Models for Addressing Supply Chain and Transport Risk," launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 in Davos-Klosters, examines the systemic supply chain risk landscape and the possibility of these risks causing serious disruptions to global supply chains. It highlights the need to shift focus from reactive to proactive risk management. At the same time as the launch of this report, the U.S. government launched its Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security, calling for a global multistakeholder dialogue to effectively safeguard supply chains. More



    Rocking your (logistics) world — in 3-D, no less
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Over the past decade, DC Velocity has noted several times that logistics has a nice built-in hedge against being replaced by emerging technology. Despite all the amazing technological breakthroughs during the period, logistics has effectively been sheltered from obsolescence by the very nature of its activity. More

    Shrink vs. stretch: How they stack up for your pallet loads
    Material Handling & Logistics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While pallet packaging may not be the most alluring aspect of a packaging operation, choosing a pallet-packaging method can significantly impact overall profitability, sustainability, and distribution chain performance. There are three recognized methods available for pallet packaging: conventional spiral stretch-wrapping, heat shrink-hooding, and stretch-hooding. Each method has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the specific application. More
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    When automating a DC, be sure to stay on top of the WMS-WCS discussions
    Supply Chain Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A WCS at minimum provides the direct physical control of different types of automation, notably conveyor and sortation systems, but are often expanded to included carousels and other types of automation. They are provided by automation equipment manufacturers, major systems integrators, a few specialty WCS companies, and in some cases the WMS providers themselves up to a point. More

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    Does logistics really need another trade show?
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    Tom Andel writes, "Economists use many indicators to gauge fiscal health, but after covering the huge ProMat show in Chicago, I discovered another one: new trade shows. MHI made its contribution to this metric last year by introducing the Modex Show to this market's mix of exhibitions. Its reason for being was to expand the scope of material handling beyond the four walls to encompass logistics. But during a press conference at ProMat, MHI announced a partnership with Reed Exhibitions to co-locate next year's Modex with the U.S. premiere of Supply Chain & Transportation USA. This Reed event adds carriers, freight forwarders and third-party logistics service providers to the mix of market offerings on display for U.S. supply chain managers." More



    Same-day shipment: The flip side of same-day delivery
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    There's been a lot of buzz lately about same-day delivery. To make that happen, says Kevin Reader of System Logistics, DCs must have the right systems and processes in place to enable same-day shipment. More

    How to communicate dissent at work
    Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Dissent plays an important role in the workplace. For any organization to thrive, employees need to be able to propose solutions to problems, raise questions about unethical practices and ask how they can work more efficiently and effectively. In places where dissenting opinions are encouraged, employees report greater job satisfaction, and leaders are able to consider a wider range of proposals and options before making decisions. More

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