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  • Aug. 25, Toronto WERCouncil Mondelez International Tour — Hopewell Distribution Center, 7:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Aug. 27, Utah WERCouncil O.C. Tanner Tour, Presentation & Lunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Aug. 29, Atlanta WERCouncil 5th Annual Golf Outing, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Shippers look to 3PLs for more automated solutions
    Supply Chain Digest
    As supply chains become leaner outsourcing becomes an increasingly attractive proposition, especially for small to medium distributors/shippers looking to compete with the big guys. Good news for 3PLs, but the pressure to deliver increases. For 3PLs looking to win this emerging business, flexibility is a "must-have" capability. To achieve their client's growth objectives, 3PLs need to step up their ability to quickly response to changes in volume, customer order profiles, and shorter shipping/delivery schedules.
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    The ultimate 3PL solution, States Logistics offers a wide range of services including Warehousing, Transportation and value-added services from Packaging to Multi-Vendor Consolidation programs. With over 4.0 million square feet in Southern CA and Phoenix, AZ, States Logistics has become the ‘Premier 3PL Provider’ in the US Southwest! www.stateslogistics.com
     


    Enjoy summer's relaxed freight rates while they last
    Material Handling & Logistics
    Shipping rates are drifting down with the summer produce season. As growing season comes to an end in Florida, South Texas and Southern California, marketplace pressure recedes and rates decline for vans, reefers and flatbeds.
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    How to make supply chains more efficient
    Forbes
    Next up for a cloud computing makeover: the supply chain. Think about it. The pressure on supply chains these days is massive. Globalization, digitally empowered consumers, periodic extreme weather, and a cutthroat pace of change are just a few challenges that supply chains face.
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      Lansdale: Customer Driven Logistics™
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    3 leadership tips for performance coaching
    By Greg Witz
    The business world is changing. Team members are not looking for bosses, but leaders. This holds particularly true for millennials, who want to be coached in the workplace. With the right guidance, they will perform beyond expectations. The challenge is that many leaders are not equipped with the tools to effectively coach their teams and team members for maximum performance. Here are three tips that will make your coaching sessions more effective.
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    Toby Gooley: Analyzing seemingly unrelated data sets can uncover the hidden causes of lift truck fleet management problems
    DC Velocity
    Try as they might, they couldn't figure it out. A distribution center in Florida was experiencing an unacceptably high rate of forklift-related product damage. The lift truck fleet had installed iWarehouse, a telematics solution from The Raymond Corp., and the fleet manager had asked the forklift maker for help in using the system to learn why there was so much damage. But the traditional observations — the time of day, where impacts were happening, and who was driving — didn't turn up any obvious reasons for the impacts.
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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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    Shippers look to 3PLs for more automated solutions
    Supply Chain Digest
    As supply chains become leaner outsourcing becomes an increasingly attractive proposition, especially for small to medium distributors/shippers looking to compete with the big guys. Good news for 3PLs, but the pressure to deliver increases. For 3PLs looking to win this emerging business, flexibility is a "must-have" capability. To achieve their client's growth objectives, 3PLs need to step up their ability to quickly response to changes in volume, customer order profiles, and shorter shipping/delivery schedules.

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    Making hard decisions: When leaders should say yes and no
    By Scott Steinberg
    Self-help gurus and motivational speakers worldwide will tell you that "yes" is an empowering word, and indeed it is. "Yes" opens doors and breaks down barriers. "Yes" gets people to step outside of their comfort zone and try new things that help open their minds to new philosophies and perspectives. But "no" is also a powerful word, and one that we all need to employ more in both our personal and professional lives. Here are a few reasons should you get to know it better.

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    Managing the inventory in your warehouse
    By Ken Ackerman
    There is a difference between inventory management and inventory control. Every warehouse manager is responsible for control, which means that the physical inventory matches the book, and the status reports are always accurate. Inventory management the process of deciding how much of each SKU should be placed in the warehouse. When certain items have stayed in the warehouse for years, and others are frequently out of stock, these are signs that inventory management is inadequate.

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    June conveyor orders up 20 percent from year ago
    Material Handling & Logistics
    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its June 2014 booked orders increased 20.6 percent when compared to June 2013 orders. June 2014 booked orders when compared to May 2014 booked orders were up 18.4 percent.
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    What is Hadoop and what does it mean for supply chain management?
    Forbes
    Steve Banker writes, "I've been hearing the term 'Hadoop' everywhere. I asked my colleague David White, ARC's analytics expert, what it was and whether it was something that supply chain executives needed to know about. David explained that Hadoop was probably being most widely used in marketing because it is best suited to unstructured and semi-structured data — images, social media data, call center transcripts, and clickstream data, for example. So marketers use Hadoop to improve their understanding of customers and prospects, and their ability to sell them the right product, at the right time, using the right channel."
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