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MESSAGE FROM WERC
Call for Proposals for WERC Conference 2015
May 3 to 6, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Presentation proposals are being accepted now through Aug. 1, 2014.
Submit your proposal online.

2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event — Cincinnati, Ohio
Employment workshop and hiring fair on June 19. Check out the details here.

WERCouncil Events
  • June 12, NY/NJ/CT WERCouncil 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
  • June 20, Michigan WERCouncil 2nd Annual Tour of Cleveland Indians DC and Ballgame, 6 to 10 p.m.

  • How to implement a 5S system at your facility
    By Jeannea Jones
    5S was established in Japan as five pillars of progress to create a lean methodology for inventory management. These Japanese pillars have been identified as one of the techniques that enabled "just in time" manufacturing, and they have been translated into several American versions with various "S" themes. Although the intent originated with manufacturing, the methodology can be applied to all facility management settings where inventory management is a vital element to a successful program.
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    11th Annual DC Metrics Study: How do you measure up?
    DC Velocity
    Which metrics are most important to DC and warehousing professionals? How well do their operations perform against key measures of service, efficiency, cost, and quality? How does your own facility measure up against the competition?
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    Can micromanagement techniques reduce DC operating cost?
    Supply Chain Digest
    According to industry statics, order picking costs typically account for more than 50 percent of total DC operating costs. With the trend toward smaller, more frequent orders, order fulfillment costs will continue to increase. Naturally companies are concerned and searching for better management methods to combat this growing problem.
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    Wyoming Liquor rolls out voice
    Modern Materials Handling
    A growing business. Lack of space. More split-case picking. An increasing number of SKUs. And, more special orders. Those operational challenges will sound familiar to many operators. They were the driving force that led the Department of Revenue Wyoming Liquor Division to build a new 145,000-square-foot distribution center in Cheyenne in 2012.
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    Are you ready for a resource revolution? Q-and-A with Stefan Heck
    Modern Materials Handling
    The world will face formidable resource challenges in the future. While many are predicting stagnating economic growth and the depletion of resources, Stefan Heck, co-author of Resource Revolution, believes these represent the biggest business opportunity in a century. Here's why.
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    National Forklift Safety Day is June 10
    Material Handling & Logistics
    National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, will serve as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training.

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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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    Case-pick savings of 15 to 20 percent without automation
    DC Velocity
    In this video, Nestle recognizes real-world savings.

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    Top 25 Supply Chains — 2014 edition
    Material Handling & Logistics
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of analyst firm Gartner's Top 25 Supply Chains, an annual ranking of large, publicly-held manufacturers, retailers and distribution companies. One of the goals of the list, according to Stan Aronow, research vice president at Gartner, is "to offer a platform for debate, learning and helping the supply chain community push the envelope of innovation in its contributions to the global economy."
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    National Forklift Safety Day is June 10
    Material Handling & Logistics
    National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, will serve as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices.
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