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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 — Charleston, South Carolina
Employment workshop and hiring fair on June 25. Check out the details here.

WERCouncil Events
  • June 20, Michigan WERCouncil 2nd Annual Tour of Cleveland Indians DC and Ballgame, 6 to 10 p.m.
  • June 25, Indianapolis WERCouncil & CSCMP Chapter Hosting Logistics Industry Networking Happy Hour, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • July 16, Arizona WERCouncil HD Supply Facility Tour & Lunch, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Warehousing and transportation: Creating a perfect marriage
    By Ken Ackerman
    The value of a foot of space in a trailer, boxcar or plane is always higher than the value of a foot of warehouse space. In general, the longer the trip, the greater the incentive to maximize cubic space use in the transport vehicle. As logistics technology progresses, shippers and carriers find ways to decrease the time needed to unload and reload a transport vehicle. In spite of the available technology, the most prevalent and preventable frustration in dealings between warehouse operators and transportation companies is delay at loading and unloading docks.
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    The most vulnerable place in your DC
    DC Velocity
    Sartori Co. knows that its reputation is on the line with every shipment of cheese that leaves its premises. The fourth-generation family-owned company prides itself on making quality and food safety top priorities as it fills orders from its 100,000-square-foot converting center in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The facility converts 40-pound blocks of cheese and 20-pound cheese wheels into grated, shredded, and packaged cheese products.
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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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    Report: US warehousing demand spiked in 2013 due to cheap money, retailer overconfidence
    DC Velocity
    U.S. warehousing costs spiked in 2013 as retailers, incented by low interest rates and inventory carrying costs, bulked up on products in expectation of an economic recovery that didn't materialize, according to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' 25th annual "State of Logistics Report," sponsored by Penske Logistics, released in Washington, D.C.
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    Import volume to grow 7.5 percent in June
    Material Handling & Logistics
    The desire to avoid potential disruptions after the labor contract with West Coast dockworkers expires will drive import volume up by 7.5 percent at major U.S. container ports in June, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Retailers are bringing unusually high quantities of merchandise into the country early, the report states.
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    Warehousing and transportation: Creating a perfect marriage
    By Ken Ackerman
    The value of a foot of space in a trailer, boxcar or plane is always higher than the value of a foot of warehouse space. In general, the longer the trip, the greater the incentive to maximize cubic space use in the transport vehicle. As logistics technology progresses, shippers and carriers find ways to decrease the time needed to unload and reload a transport vehicle.

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    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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    8 ways to fail at being a manager
    By Christina Nava
    For leaders, it's understandable that as the going gets rough, tensions rise up. It can be a stressful job running a company and being in charge of a good majority, if not all, of its employees. It's important to keep in mind that how you react to situations should be at a professional level, because as a manager you have chosen to take on a leadership role. With that said, here are eight unprofessional behaviors that need to be avoided when you're put in a leadership or management position.

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    Economic easing has employees feeling restless
    By Michael J. Berens
    Don't look now, but your employees are getting ready to leave — in droves. At least that's what they told the survey researchers at Salary.com. Results from the website's 2014 annual Job Hunters Survey show 83 percent of employees are actively looking for new jobs this year, up 6 percent from last year. What's more interesting, though, is why. What's different about this year's survey results is that more employees said they were "happy" in their current positions, including 28 percent of those who said they are hunting for a new job.
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    Driving forklifts through Capitol Hill
    Material Handling & Logistics
    Success in global markets isn't just about money. It depends on how you do business. For proof, look no further than the S&P 500. More and more companies listed in that economic index tout the way they've reduced greenhouse gases, reduce waste, operate safely and respect human rights. Recently the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. companies listed on European exchanges are more likely to spread the word about their corporate citizenship since the European Parliament passed a directive in April requiring large businesses to provide such details.
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