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US demand for new pallets to hit 1.3 billion by 2017
DC Velocity
We tend to take pallets for granted, but in fact they are big business — so big that by 2017, U.S. demand for new pallets will reach 1.3 billion units, while the total number in use will be twice that. Those figures come from "Pallets to 2017," a 300-page market study on pallets by Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based research and analysis firm.
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Identifying the potential of logistics technology
Supply Chain Digital
Martin Wegner, vice president of solutions and innovation at DHL, talks about RFID, 3-D printing and the responsibilities of a modern logistics provider.
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Finished goods management strengthening
Material Handling & Logistics
Finished goods inventory practices have been on the upswing since 2010, according to a new report, "Finished Goods Inventory Management: How Today's Outcomes Measure Up to Past Results," published by the Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. "While business conditions are not back to where they were before the Great Recession hit in 2008, companies have been strengthening their finished goods inventory processes," says Bruce Tompkins, executive director of the Consortium and author of the report.
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  Why invest in GoPET?

“GoPET saves hours in lost productivity. We can address issues much quicker as they arise. “- Lona S, GM, Kansas City.

“GoPET is faster, quieter and with better mobility and safety than golf cart or tagger. Very Cost Effective”-David P, Facility Manager, Dallas, TX

“With GoPET, our team can move quickly in our big warehouse all day long. Much better than walking.”- Steve M, Facility Director, Houston, TX

 


Leading under pressure
By C. Fredrick Crum
Yes, it has been said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. The question is how do they get going? How do leaders respond when they are under pressure? We are not referring to physical pressure, like that which is exerted on a professional weightlifter. We are referring to pressure — the invisible mental state causing stress. A leader's true colors come out when he or she is under pressure, especially extreme pressure.
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Staples in Orlando: Shipping the right-sized package every time
DC Velocity
How many times have you ordered something online and when you received it, the item shipped in a box way too big for what you ordered? See how Staples resolved that problem with technology that produces the right-sided box for every shipment.
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Successful technology integration with 3PL providers
SupplyChainBrain
The head of IT for a major third-party logistics provider discusses issues surrounding technology integration between third parties and customers, offering useful advice to outsourcing partners on both sides of a contract.
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Kingston University gets payback by using RFID to track loaned equipment
RFID Journal
London's Kingston University is employing TrackerPoint's TrackCAB solution to automate its after-hours return process, as well as to conduct inventory counts of 2,000 pieces of media equipment, such as cameras, laptops and computers, that it loans out to students and faculty. The solution enables borrowers to return goods outside of business hours, by placing items into RFID-enabled lockers, and also reduces the amount of time required for personnel to take inventory of items stored in the equipment stockroom.
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The Rainmakers
DC Velocity
For Dc Velocity's 2013 Rainmakers, success isn't just about fame and fortune. It's also about making a contribution to the logistics field and advancing the profession.
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Why do new distribution centers fail?
SupplyChainBrain
David K. Schneider, force multiplier of David K. Schneider & Co., outlines five hallmarks of failure to explain why most DC startups don't succeed.

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The most overlooked leadership skill
Forbes
Peter Bregman, a contributor for Forbes, writes: "Typically, we choose our leaders for their skill at conveying messages clearly and powerfully. But, in my experience, it's their ability to receive messages that distinguishes the best leaders from the rest."

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Which behaviors must leaders avoid?
Harvard Business Review
If you want to empower, engage or motivate others, don't just focus on increasing your positive behaviors. Pay attention to what you need to stop doing as well. Why? Because people remember the bad more than the good.

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    Which behaviors must leaders avoid? (Harvard Business Review)
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Distribution center worker cross-training: Relieving the bottleneck (By Adam Hertzman)
7 signs your supply chain needs a redesign (DC Velocity)
Are warehouse management system modifications going away? Should they? (Supply Chain Digest)
What are the ramifications of shippers asking 3PLs to take on more supply chain risk? (Supply Chain Digest)

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