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1. How to optimize warehouse space when you can't expand
Industrial Distribution
It's a good and a bad problem to have: your warehouse space is shrinking. It typically indicates booming sales and backlogs — and it certainly beats the alternative of having an empty warehouse and idle employees — though it's not without its challenges. A booming warehouse is easy to clutter and mismanage, and oftentimes, you aren't quite ready to expand outward and find new space. Here are a few tips for making the most of the warehouse space you have.
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2. How supervisors can earn employees' T.R.U.S.T.
D. Albert Brannen
Every manager and supervisor wants their employees to trust them. Earning trust is difficult, but once it exists in a relationship, the sky is the limit. Employees who trust their superiors are more satisfied, productive and innovative. They are also less likely to feel a need to be represented by a union, file lawsuits against their employers and probably even work safer. So, how does one earn the trust of employees? This article offers five steps on the way toward earning employees' trust.
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Mobility and Voice: Event-Driven E-Commerce in the Omni-Channel Era

Every day e-commerce volumes will reach epic levels, and today’s new omni-channel customer requirements will have an impact across retail, wholesale and B2B/B2C e-commerce segments. These requirements pose a dramatic challenge for the warehouse, resulting in a need for new and more dynamic event-based delivery models.
 


3. Reducing employee turnover: 4 strategies that work
By Bianca Gibson
By the time your top talent is in an exit interview, it's too late to determine what could have been done differently. But, how you react to the situation can make all the difference. A new survey discovered that 40 percent of human resource professionals cite employee turnover/retention as their top organizational challenge. Employee retention does not rely solely on recognition and engagement, but requires an assortment of key elements.
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4. Marketing your warehouse magic
Ken Ackerman
Some managers believe warehousing is a task that can be handled adequately by anyone with a strong back. Therefore, the business of warehousing service is in constant danger of becoming a commodity. Commodities normally are sold by price, with few vendors recognizing special features about the product they are selling.
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5. Does inventory leanness impact performance?
IndustryWeek
Lean management programs are no longer restricted to a narrow segment of manufacturing companies. A wide range of medium-sized and large companies from different industries have deployed, to varying degrees, lean management programs. While the initial deployment of lean management principles in the United States focused on copying the Toyota Production System's Just-In-Time concepts and practices, by the 2000s, several large firms began to introduce their own lean management systems. One of the central assumptions of the lean management efforts is that a leaner inventory level is better.
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6. 10 simple ways to be exceptionally productive
LinkedIn
Whatever your definition of success, one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done. Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.
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7. Survey: People the biggest supply chain challenge in next 10 years
Supply Management
People, water and energy will be the biggest resource challenges for supply chains over the next decade, according to research. A survey of 620 executives from around the globe by SCM World looked at concerns and perceived challenges about natural resources including water, energy, land, materials and minerals, and people, and their impact on the supply chain.
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