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Register NOW for the 2014 WERC conference in Chicago, April 27-30.

WERC Presentations @ MODEX
  • March 17 — Supply Chain Management in 2030 — 2 to 3 p.m.
  • March 18 — Lean for Less: 11 Quick, Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Warehouse or DC Lean — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • March 18 — DC Measures Study: The Metrics You Use — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • March 18 — Warehouse Employee Opinion Survey: 2013 Results — 3 to 4 p.m.


  • March 17, WERC & MHEDA Reception (4:30 to 6 p.m.) Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
    WERC and MHEDA are jointly hosting a FREE reception giving you the perfect opportunity to mingle with other operations and logistics professionals, distributors and manufacturers while you're in Atlanta. Use this link to confirm your attendance at the Networking Reception.

    WERCouncil events
  • March 17, Atlanta WERCouncil Key Growth Trends in Logistics & Warehousing, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 20, Northern California WERCouncil Educational Services Intermodal 101, 12:15 to 3 p.m.
  • March 27, Canada WERCouncil Yves Rocher Canada DC Tour, 10:30 a.m. to noon


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    Forklifts are driving energy strategies
    Chain of Thought
    This has been a long, cold, worrisome winter. The worry about this particularly mean season has made national headlines and seeped into the psyches of corporate executives. Some of the biggest stories in the last couple months concerned propane shortages in the Midwest. Pipelines serving those regions couldn't keep up with demand for heat. This not only had shivering residents worried, but farmers too because they had trouble finding enough propane to help dry out their bumper corn crops.
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    How do you define success?
    By C. Fredrick Crum
    When I ask leaders, "How do you define success?" I often get asked, "Are you referring to my professional life, personal life or for this organization?" I often respond asking by this rhetorical question, "How many lives do you have?" Many leaders simply really have not thought deeply enough about what their personal success really looks like. They just go one day at a time, swinging for the fences. Professional and personal success start at the same point: You have to define what success means to you.
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    When your boss is too nice
    Harvard Business Review
    Yes, it can be pleasant to work for someone who is kind and thoughtful but there's a difference between bosses who are pleasant to work for and those who avoid conflict at all costs. Managers in the latter category don't give tough feedback, shy away from going to bat for their teams, and give in too easily to demands. If this sounds like your boss, your career may be at risk.
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    Plan developed to stop counterfeiting's spread through supply chains
    Material Handling & Logistics
    Counterfeit food and non-food CPG products represent a nearly $1 trillion problem for manufacturers, their retail customers and consumers, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association. This problem builds a supply chain of distrust that starts and ends with the consumer.
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    Amazon warehouse workers take their fight to Supreme Court
    Reuters via The Huffington Post
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could determine whether companies such as Amazon.com Inc. must pay workers for the time they spend waiting to clear security checks at the end of their work shifts. The case revolves around workers at Amazon warehouses in Nevada, who had to pass through security checks as part of an anti-theft procedure.
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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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    Forklifts are driving energy strategies
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    This has been a long, cold, worrisome winter. The worry about this particularly mean season has made national headlines and seeped into the psyches of corporate executives. Some of the biggest stories in the last couple months concerned propane shortages in the Midwest.

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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.

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    Obama signs order to streamline export reporting
    Material Handling & Logistics
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order that he believes will streamline the export/import process. The International Trade Data System is designed to cut from days to minutes the processing and approval times for U.S. businesses that export American-made goods and services.

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    Videos on OSHA's top violations
    Material Handling & Logistics
    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the top 10 violations for 2013 were committed 45 percent more often than the year before.
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    DSW sorts it all out
    Modern Materials Handling
    For DSW, a cross-belt sortation system has reduced labor costs, improved productivity and increased in-stock levels in the store. More importantly, it is setting the stage for future growth.
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