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2014 Hiring Our Heroes veterans event — Cincinnati
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Conference 2014 sessions ready
More videos of conference sessions have now been uploaded to werc.org.

WERCouncil Events
  • 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.

  • Maintaining a productive relationship in the supply chain
    By Ken Ackerman
    Two of the dirtiest words in supply chain management are commoditization and disintermediation. In fact, they really refer to the same thing — the ability of the buyer of logistics services to destroy the vendor's effort to create a unique value proposition. In wholesale distribution, disintermediation is the buyer's tactic of cutting out the middleman and buying directly from the manufacturer. The same challenge exists for logistics service providers and their customers. When the buyer considers such services to be a commodity, the decision will be based solely on price.
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    Case-pick savings of 15 to 20 percent without automation
    DC Velocity
    Nestle recognizes real-world savings.
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    Adopting product tracking and loss prevention systems
    Supply Chain Digest
    Distributors and retailers alike are highly focused on keeping track of products throughout the supply chain cycle. One reason is a renewed emphasis on controlling "shrinkage," which is defined as any preventable loss caused by deliberate or inadvertent human actions.
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    Present for the revolution: Interview with Gail Rutkowski
    DC Velocity
    Gail Rutkowski got her start in transportation and logistics just on the cusp of major shifts in the way carriers and shippers worked together, a shift largely brought on by deregulation in the 1980s. Today, 30 years later, she serves as executive director of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, one of the organizations that worked long and hard to effect legislative and regulatory change.
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    Warehouse management consulting market continues to evolve
    Supply Chain Digest
    The market for consulting services relative to Warehouse Management System design and implementation is large one, with literally dozens of firms offering services, from some of the largest consulting firms in the world to literally one-person shops.
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    US top 10 supply chain schools
    Material Handling & Logistics
    Supply chain talent acquisition continues to be a pain point for many companies in the U.S. As noted in "Ask the Experts: Talent shortage or lower-wage employee shortage," Ron Giuntini expresses how times have changed since he graduated with an MBA in logistics, with regard to the talent pool of logistics professionals.
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    Where are the women?
    By Catherine Iste
    We make up half the population but only 18.5 percent of Congress and only 14 percent of leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies. How different would it be if half of Congress and half of the leaders of our largest companies were women? With such a large gap to overcome, answering that question could be fodder for a sci-fi film. So let's focus on the here and now: What steps can we take now to narrow the gap between what women can do and what they are doing?
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    Become a contributing writer
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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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    Maintaining a productive relationship in the supply chain
    By Ken Ackerman
    Two of the dirtiest words in supply chain management are commoditization and disintermediation. In fact, they really refer to the same thing — the ability of the buyer of logistics services to destroy the vendor's effort to create a unique value proposition.

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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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    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.

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    CeMAT 2014 draws 53,000 visitors from 65 nations
    Modern Materials Handling
    Sascha Schmel, president of the Materials Handling and Logistics Systems Sector Association within the German Engineering Federation, remarked, "Internationalization is one of the key drivers of the intralogistics industry, particularly here in Germany. Our intralogistics suppliers have a world export share of 19 percent, almost 5 percent higher than China, and over 8 percent more than the United States. In 2013, Germany posted total export earnings of around 13 billion euros for intralogistics."
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    How to manage shifts in an overscheduled workplace
    Material Handling & Logistics
    We're seeing an evolution in shifts and managing shifts in industrial facilities. From a worker's perspective, there's more of a desire for flexibility, and from management's perspective, happier employees equal greater productivity and less costly retraining.
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