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  • March 17, Atlanta WERCouncil Key Growth Trends in Logistics & Warehousing, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 20, Utah WERCouncil Backcountry.com Tour and Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • March 27, March 27, Canada WERCouncil Yves Rocher Canada DC Tour, 10:30 a.m. to noon

  • What it takes to be the boss
    By Michael J. Berens
    Who wouldn't want to be the boss? You get to call the shots and tell everyone what to do. You get a nice office, an even nicer paycheck and all those perks. What's not to like? It turns out, though, not as many employees as you might think aspire to being the boss. Fewer than 1 in 4, according to a Pew Research Center report. That figure is all the more surprising since bosses express higher levels of job satisfaction than do workers, are as likely to maintain work/life balance and are more satisfied with their home life as well. Are bosses just lucky, or is there something different that sets them apart from their co-workers?
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    How to thrive while leading a family business
    Harvard Business Review
    We've seen both sides of the spectrum: family executives hating their jobs, their businesses, their families, feeling underappreciated for their efforts, exhausted by all the "craziness," wanting nothing more than to "sell the damn thing." And we've seen family executives thrive with rewards that are richer and more profound than a leader of a publicly traded company could possibly derive. The company flourishes, the family has a collective purpose that brings them together, and the kids prosper. So, naturally, we wonder, "Why do some executives thrive while others wilt?"
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    A logistician turned CEO: Interview with Lee Scott
    DC Velocity
    Lee Scott served as Walmart's third president and CEO from 2000-2009, succeeding company founder Sam Walton and David Glass. He is widely credited with reinvigorating Walmart's mission and transforming the retailer into a respected corporate leader. During his tenure, the company emerged as the world's largest retailer with more than 2.1 million associates and 7,390 retail operations in 16 markets around the world. It ranked No. 1 on the Fortune 500 six times between 1998 and 2008 and reported sales of more than $405 billion in 2009.
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    2014 Supply Chain Salary Survey: Follow the money
    Material Handling & Logistics
    The average base salary for supply chain managers is $106,152, according to the 2014 Supply Chain Salary Survey. This slideshow accompanies Measuring the Worth of a Supply Chain Manager, MH&L's 2014 special report on executive compensation and workforce issues.
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    The supply chain's biggest challenges: 2014 Supply Chain Salary Survey comments
    Material Handling & Logistics
    In our preparation of the 2014 Supply Chain Salary Survey, Material Handling & Logistics not only solicited facts and figures from respondents but it also invited them to share comments regarding their salary, their job situation, the state of the industry, or professional challenges. All responses were posted anonymously.
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    How to hire winners, not whiners
    By Mel Kleiman
    If you're a manager, who do you want on your team — a bunch of whiners who moan and groan about everything little change or challenge, or the winners who know what they have to do and are willing to meet every obstacle as an opportunity? Of course, you'll say you want the winners, but I bet you have a few whiners on your team right now anyway. If you are wondering how you ended up with a team of both winners and whiners when you used the same methods to interview and hire everyone, you may have made a common, but understandable, tactical error.
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    Share your knowledge
    MultiBriefs
    In an effort to enhance the overall content of WERCWatch, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WERC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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    What it takes to be the boss
    By Michael J. Berens
    Who wouldn't want to be the boss? You get to call the shots and tell everyone what to do. You get a nice office, an even nicer paycheck and all those perks. What's not to like? It turns out, though, not as many employees as you might think aspire to being the boss.

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    5 safety tips for your warehouse
    By Mandy Gardner
    Warehouse management is a multifaceted industry whose success relies on many different elements, such as leadership, management software, architecture and warehouse layout. To make sure that your warehouse is as safe and hazard-free as possible, you should implement a few different systems that will bolster the overall safety rating of your building.

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    Benefits of going green in the warehouse
    By Tracy Stevens
    Going green or lean in your warehouse by streamlining processes and introducing cost-saving initiatives can bring many benefits. To stay competitive and be on the leading edge, going green is a win-win process. Here are some steps to take to make your warehouse more energy efficient, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.

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    Cliff Holste: The pace of change for shippers is unprecedented
    Supply Chain Digest
    Released 50 years ago in January of 1964, this Bob Dylan classic ("The Times They Are a-Changin'") was written in response to the social changes of that time. While a lot of changes have taken place over the past five decades, the one constant is change itself. We are living in a constantly changing social, political, economic and business environment. Businesses, for example, must change with or slightly ahead of consumer demand if they expect to stay viable. Verse 3 of Dylan's song makes the case for a call to action.
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    Flows like, well, water!
    DC Velocity
    With hundreds of different beverage products flowing in daily, German bottler Labertaler was having a hard time keeping its head above water. Automated DC systems changed all that.
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