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Quality Programming at 2015 WERC Conference

One example of the type of valuable content that WERC brings to its members and conference attendees is the exclusive session: 'Simulating Supply Chain Disaster'... a greatly anticipated program at this year's WERC Conference, brought to us by ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network). Attendees will experience the challenges of delivering goods to markets during a disaster, while exploring both intra- and inter-organizational strategies that can reduce disruptions. This program has the makes of becoming a most-talked-about program at this year's conference. To learn more about this event as well as all of the other conference sessions, click here.

Not yet registered to attend the 2015 WERC Conference? Visit werc.org/2015.

WERC local events that you might want to consider attending:
April 8 North Carolina WERCouncil Ingles Tour
April 15 Washington WERCouncil UPS Tour & Networking Reception Afterward
April 20 Atlanta WERCouncil-Atlanta Community Food Bank Tour
April 22 NY/NJ/CT WERCouncil Lifetime Brands Tour, Presentation & Dinner
May 3-6 * 2015 WERC Conference - Orlando, FL *
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Ethics in logistics come down to a matter of trust
Ken Ackerman
Whether business ethics are improving or declining is a question that is highly debatable. Whether conduct is getting better or worse, warehousing is an activity in which ethics are particularly critical. Exploration of the ethical process in warehousing has value for these reasons.
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Looking to get published this year?
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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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Long-term consequences of West Coast port congestion yet to be realized
Logistics Management
Zurich Insurance and their head of strategic business risk, Linda Conrad, are sharing some interesting insights into the longer-term financial implications of the prolonged West Coast port disruption for retailers across the country. While the labor disputes are now largely resolved, there is still an estimated 45 day backup for ships at the port which will continue to impact profitability for months, as repercussions continue along the supply chain.
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US lifts sanctions on Cuba-linked shippers, traders
IndustryWeek
Sanctions have been removed on nearly five dozen shipping companies, trading firms and individuals that had been blacklisted for links to Cuba. The sweeping delisting came as Washington and Havana progress in negotiations to restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility.
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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.
 


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7 supply chain lessons from Steve Jobs
SupplyChainOpz
Apple is regarded as the best company in the world for its cutting-edge supply chain management practices. What's the secret behind its success? This article will explain to you what we can learn from the co-founder of the company.
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4 tips on how to grow leaders within an organization
Betty Boyd
Growing leaders within an organization is a great opportunity, but leadership is not developed overnight. It takes a long, steady process of coaching, mentoring and giving people a chance to excel. Current leaders must step up and mold the future of the organization. Here are four tips to better help grow leaders within your organization.
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Procurement organizations focus on becoming more of a 'trusted advisor'
Supply Chain Management Review
For 2015, the top priority of procurement organizations is to elevate their role to more of a trusted advisor in support of improved enterprise agility, according to new Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group. But the research finds that procurement may face challenges, as becoming a trusted advisor is one of several areas where procurement organizations have a low ability to meet objectives.
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How to give negative feedback without sounding rude
CEO.com
Giving negative feedback is akin to walking on a tightrope. It's not for the faint of heart. One wrong step can lead to disastrous results. Once you start, there's no turning back. The negative feedback process is too often synonymous with an airing of grievances. This perception makes us defensive towards meaningful comments and resistant towards change.
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How can we manage the supply chain if we cannot see?
SupplyChainBrain
The term "supply chain visibility" is bandied about, but it lacks a consistent definition. There are many forms of visibility, and companies use the term with many different definitions. The first step is getting clear on the definition, and the second is gaining clarity on the technology options.
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Mobility tools drive efficiency in 3PL industry
Environmental Leader
Third-party logistics providers can use mobile technology to drive efficiency in the manufacturing supply chain and improve their competitive advantage, according to a report from IDC Manufacturing Insights. As mobile technology continues to evolve, supply chains will continue to find opportunities to leverage and apply mobility.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Aftershocks continue at West Coast ports as supply chain works toward solutions (DC Velocity)
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