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WERC Conference focused on solutions with industry-specific programming

The 2015 WERC Conference in May is quickly coming together... and we're proud to say that from the 80+ topic-focused educational sessions that make up the programming, we plan to feature BRAND NEW relevant content focused on Healthcare/Pharma, Manufacturing, Retail and Reverse Logistics. This year, it's all about solutions! Not yet registered to attend our conference? We suggest registering soon before you lose out on the savings we're offering. Early-bird rates end Tuesday, March 24th - up to 20% in savings! Secure a seat... at the conference that makes sense to attend. Visit werc.org/2015.
Mar 10

Atlanta WERCouncil USPS Facility Tour

Mar 12 Cincinnati WERCouncil/Tri-State Transportation & Logistics Inaugural Event
Mar 25 Utah Petzl's Tour, Presentation & Networking Lunch
May 3-6 * 2015 WERC Conference - Orlando, FL *
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The critical importance of sequence in warehouses
By Ken Ackerman
One aspect of warehousing that is readily overlooked is the order in which tasks are performed. In many warehouses, the sequence is dictated by tradition, or the attitude that "we have always done it that way." In most cases, the sequence is fine and should not be changed. In many others, however, a change in the order in which things are done can have a material effect on warehouse operations.
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Demand sensing — Much more than a demand management evolution
Supply Chain 24/7
Demand sensing has become increasingly important over the past few years. Why? Because companies believe that improving demand forecast accuracy can drive higher levels of customer service through better shelf inventory availability while simultaneously decreasing overall inventory costs and increasing profits.
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Amazon wants to curb warehouse clutter by installing 3-D printers on trucks
Extreme Tech
More than anything, logistics are the biggest hurdle for retailers like Amazon. Managing stock, maintaining warehouses and shipping orders is a constant juggling act. What if you could cut out all of the hassle, make an item on demand and deliver it directly to the consumer? A recent patent application from Amazon has that future in mind, but is this doable? Can 3-D printing replace the old warehouse model?
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Workplace injury, illness pushing Americans deeper into poverty
NBC News
Workplace injuries are driving low-income Americans deeper into poverty, and casting middle-class workers into economic dire straits, a government report said. "Work-related injuries illnesses push thousands of American families out of the middle class, and they block many more low-wage workers from getting out of poverty," Dr. David Michaels said, the head of Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in an interview with NBC News.
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  Lansdale: Customer Driven Logistics™
Lansdale Warehouse is a family-owned-and-operated logistics provider located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Since its founding in 1958, Lansdale Warehouse has furnished comprehensive logistics services in a public and contract environment for both national and international customers who require access to the United States markets. Our "Customer Driven Logistics"™ principle means your needs as a customer are our primary focus.
 


Study shows secret to managing millennials can be summed up in 1 word
Forbes
There's a famous quote attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald: "The rich are different from you and me." For a generation of older managers, a similar sentiment could apply to their understanding of millennials in the workforce. They're just somehow different. They want different things, they're motivated by different incentives, they have have different values.
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Target slices free-shipping minimum in half to $25
The Associated Press via Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers. The minimum takes aim at competitors Wal-Mart and Amazon.com, both of which have higher minimums for standard purchases, and could be another step in a slow march among retailers toward eliminating separate shipping fees.
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  AFS WMS Optimizes Warehouse Operations

AFS Warehouse Management System delivers a robust, scalable solution to increase productivity and effectiveness in your warehouse. Features include: voice picking, traceability (GS1, GTIN, & PTI capabilities), repack, label requirements and perpetual inventory. Optimize your warehouse.
 


10 keys to driving supply chain value
EBN
Even in the most forward-thinking organization, there's always room for improvement in the supply chain. Especially in the electronics sector, this incremental added value may be the difference between winning and losing.
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CDC: Many long-haul truckers don't wear seat belts
Occupational Health & Safety
CDC published a new "Vital Signs" report calling attention to large truck crashes. About 700 drivers of large trucks or their passengers died in crashes during 2012, and an estimated 26,000 more were injured, the report says. Crashes are the leading cause of death for the 2.6 million workers in the United States who drive trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds, and more than one-third of the truck drivers killed in 2012 were not wearing a seat belt at the time they crashed, CDC reported March 3.
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  Looking to Improve Warehousing Know-how?
There is sometimes an erroneous assumption that the warehouse is “just” the warehouse, as if products come in and go out seamlessly. Nothing could be further from the truth! We at PARCEL know that, devoting a good portion of our editorial space to helping warehouse professionals maximize their success. Sign up for your FREE subscription today! www.PARCELindustry.com. Enter promo code WERC15.
 


3-D printing is transforming the supply chain
CIO Insight
For technology that's been around for 30 years, additive manufacturing remains surprisingly unfamiliar to many in the business world. Advances in additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, are reshaping how products are made. The technology allows three-dimensional products to be formed by machines that print materials in successive layers.
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Looking to get published this year?
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 experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! 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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