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Conference 2014 sessions ready
Videos of several conference sessions have now been uploaded to werc.org.
WERCouncil Events
  • May 22, Arizona WERCouncil Networking Mixer, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • June 5, Northern California PAS Tour, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • June 12, NY/NJ/CT WERCouncil 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

  • Slotting in the DC is often more of a journey than a destination
    Supply Chain Digest
    Mark Fralick writes, "Often when I am touring a customer warehouse, the words 'we could have better slotting,' in one form or another, is stated. Everyone shakes their head in agreement, understanding that something is just not quite right."
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    April spot market freight volume slips 8.8 percent
    Material Handling & Logitics
    April saw a leveling of truckload demand in the spot market after a robust first quarter, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Extreme weather, as well as economic and regulatory factors, reduced fleet productivity and disrupted supply chain operations throughout the winter, driving a larger proportion of shippers and intermediaries to the spot market for elusive truck capacity.
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    The 10 commandments of employee onboarding
    By Mel Kleiman
    It's important for businesses remain focused, dedicated and committed to hiring the best and giving them an outstanding onboarding process that builds lasting relationships. If you follow these commandments, your organization will become just that — the best. First off, tell every promising applicant not only what's wonderful about the job and the company, but also about what is challenging. This way, neither you nor your new hire will face an unpleasant surprise.
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    Manage your team's collective time
    Harvard Business Review
    Most professionals approach time management the wrong way. People who fall behind at work are seen to be personally failing — just as people who give up on diet or exercise plans are seen to be lacking self-control or discipline. In response, countless time management experts focus on individual habits, much as self-help coaches do.
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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 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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    How to get your staff in the game
    By Harry J. Friedman
    Part of running a business involves utilizing and developing skills to get everyone to play the same game, to work toward the same goals and objectives. But what's the likelihood that all your employees are playing the same game you are? Athletes demonstrate the "big game" phenomenon all the time. When they're focused on the game, minor and even major injuries don't faze them, and they keep playing to win. Your ability to spread "big game" fever to everyone in your business will play a huge role in your success.
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    The road not traveled: Freight brokers confront a new world where the old models might not work
    DC Velocity
    In early 2008, Michael Feig, a trader at the then-investment firm Bear Stearns & Co., ditched his long Wall Street career. The move was prescient, as Bear soon went into a death spiral that led to its failure and subsequent sale to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Feig decided he'd had enough of the financial rat race. The following year, he cofounded a property brokerage firm hauling produce off the West Coast for large grocery chains.
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    Slotting in the DC is often more of a journey than a destination
    Supply Chain Digest
    Mark Fralick writes, "Often when I am touring a customer warehouse, the words 'we could have better slotting,' in one form or another, is stated. Everyone shakes their head in agreement, understanding that something is just not quite right."

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    10 negative employee behaviors that undermine success
    By Greg L. Alston
    As managers, we expect the best behavior from each member of our team all the time. We fully expect our workgroups to be constructive and positive. We expect each member to contribute to a professional environment every day. But in the real world of business, how do you know when someone is damaging the success of your enterprise?

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    Automation and innovation in the warehouse
    By Ken Ackerman
    Full automation of materials handling in a warehouse exists only in the imagination of the technocrat. Just as the perfectly safe airplane is too heavy to fly, the fully automated warehouse is too expensive to buy and usually too risky to operate. An inverse correlation exists between mechanization and flexibility.

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    Formalizing your veteran hiring program
    By Catherine Iste
    With the ever-increasing number of veterans in the workforce, formalized veteran hiring and retention programs have started showing up on the radar of defense, law enforcement and private organizations. Many law enforcement and defense organizations already hire veterans, but how do you formalize the process, and why should you? Like any project, it helps to have a vision of what you want, a few role models to follow and some concrete steps to take action. In this article, we will start at the top, by talking to the leader of an organization recognized for success in this area.
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