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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.

  • New tax rules change write-off methods for warehouse, DC improvements
    DC Velocity
    Some owners of warehouses and distribution centers will find 2014, and the years to follow, a little more taxing than usual. Effective this past Jan. 1 and starting with the current tax year, new Internal Revenue Service rules will change how owners of such industrial assets can deduct the cost of certain improvements to their property.
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    4 things to consider when choosing warehouse locations
    Supply Chain Digital
    There are many factors to take into consideration when opening a new warehouse facility. From location and build to storage requirements and labor force availability, making the right choices in regards to both warehousing and distribution methods could make all the difference for your company.
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    5 new roles for procurement in the supply chain
    Material Handling & Logistics
    World-class procurement professionals are operating at nearly 20 percent lower cost and with 27 percent fewer people than at typical companies, according to new research from The Hackett Group Inc. But these world-class organizations may have reached the limit of their ability to reduce costs, the report concludes.
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    Shippers scramble to process growing volume of small Internet orders
    Supply Chain Digest
    While DCs are accustomed to processing medium to large orders consisting of multiple SKUs and quantities, e-commerce orders tend to be much smaller — usually single units of one or two SKUs. With an e-commerce site, the frequency of small orders can potentially be astronomical. DC operations most impacted include: picking, packaging, and returns. Consequently, companies are being forced to modify these critical operations to better accommodate this rapidly growing e-commerce market segment.
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    Online shopping builds a secret army of warehouse workers
    The Sydney Morning Herald
    The boom in online shopping has built a growing army of forklift drivers and warehouse workers — and women are moving rapidly into this once male stronghold.
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      Lansdale: Customer Driven Logistics™
    Lansdale Warehouse is a family-owned-and-operated logistics provider located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Since its founding in 1958, Lansdale Warehouse has furnished comprehensive logistics services in a public and contract environment for both national and international customers who require access to the United States markets. Our "Customer Driven Logistics"™ principle means your needs as a customer are our primary focus.
     


    How to build a respectful workplace
    By D. Albert Brannen
    There is honor and dignity in work. Successful employers understand this axiom and build workplaces in which their employees are respected. As a result, they experience lower employee turnover, less employment-related litigation and fewer problems caused by meddling unions. Their employees also are happier and more productive. This article outlines 10 tips for building a respectful workplace and reaping these benefits.
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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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    New tax rules change write-off methods for warehouse, DC improvements
    DC Velocity
    Some owners of warehouses and distribution centers will find 2014, and the years to follow, a little more taxing than usual. Effective this past Jan. 1 and starting with the current tax year, new Internal Revenue Service rules will change how owners of such industrial assets can deduct the cost of certain improvements to their property.

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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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    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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    North American robotics market posts best quarter ever, sets new record for first half of 2014
    Modern Materials Handling
    Fueled by strong demand from manufacturing companies in all sectors, the North American robotics industry is off to its fastest start ever in 2014, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association, the industry's trade group.
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    OSHA extends deadline for injury reporting comments
    Material Handling & Logistics
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses to Oct. 14, 2014. The proposal, published on Nov. 8, 2013, would amend the agency's record-keeping regulation to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep.
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