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  • Aug. 29, Atlanta WERCouncil 5th Annual Golf Outing, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 8, North Texas WERCouncil 13th Annual Warehouse Resource Convention, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Make quality an important part of your warehouse
    By Ken Ackerman
    The process of recognizing quality has been applied for many decades. In the 20th century, a popular magazine developed its "Good Housekeeping seal of approval" based on the assumption that anything that would earn this award was a quality product. More recently, WERC launched its WERC Certified Warehouse program as a 21st-century equivalent of the Good Housekeeping seal. Quality is the result of eliminating defects. It is important to avoid confusing quantity with quality.
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    TMS or 3PL?
    DC Velocity
    Many third-party logistics companies tout their ability to manage transportation costs for their shipper customers. But what most logistics managers may not fully appreciate is the extent to which 3PLs rely on software — specifically, transportation management systems — to achieve freight savings on their clients' behalf.
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    OSHA: Warehousing has higher than average fatality rate
    The Sentinel
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the warehousing industry has a higher than national average fatal injury rate than all other industries. OSHA said more than 145,000 people work in more than 7,000 warehouses across the country.
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    Beware the dangers of forklift certification
    Material Handling & Logistics
    Tom Andel writes, "If 'certificate' were a person instead of a word, it would be bloody from the abuse it has received in the logistics world. A certificate is a piece of paper that lists the skills a person has been trained in. If the words on that paper include forklift, warehouse or supply chain, that paper carries extra value because those words represent skills highly coveted by employers — therefore, that certificate is highly coveted by job seekers. This little piece of paper ends up with lots of creases and fingerprints on it once it goes through the job search process. But this beaten-up scrap — and the word 'certificate' that's applied to it — are not only abused, they're misused. In fact they're often caught up in outright lies."
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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.
     


    Culture of workplace safety can deliver bottom-line results
    Today's Facility Manager
    While the number of workplace accident rates is on the decline in the U.S., a number of high-profile and serious accidents in recent years has led to new safety processes. To create a healthier and safer workplace, UL, a global safety science group, believes that organizations must establish a culture in which employees actively identify indicators of unsafe conditions — both through formal and informal processes — before a crisis hits. In doing so, organizations can learn from safety-related failures or events that point to the potential for major negative outcomes, and implement necessary changes.
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    Recovering lost profits by improving reverse logistics
    By Alan Kelsky
    Until recently, the most attention that the supply chain got was for product management centered on the new introduction of products or on the outbound shipping part, where volume shipping is part of the product life cycle. But around 20 percent of everything sold in the United States finds its way back to the company that manufactured the goods for return or recycling. The cost to industry is more expensive than most people know — costing companies about $100 billion per year. For some, the cost of processing the returned item often is two or three times that of the cost of shipping the product outbound.
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    Make quality an important part of your warehouse
    By Ken Ackerman
    The process of recognizing quality has been applied for many decades. In the 20th century, a popular magazine developed its "Good Housekeeping seal of approval" based on the assumption that anything that would earn this award was a quality product. More recently, WERC launched its WERC Certified Warehouse program as a 21st-century equivalent of the Good Housekeeping seal. Quality is the result of eliminating defects. It is important to avoid confusing quantity with quality.

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    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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    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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    The next great disruption coming to supply chains
    The 21st Century Supply Chain
    What would you say is the next great disruption coming to our supply chain world?
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    Too-great expectations?
    DC Velocity
    It has been obvious for some time that the field of supply chain management is facing a "talent gap." By 2018, according to one prediction, 200,000 open supply chain jobs will lack qualified applicants. Even though the number of supply chain-focused certifications and programs offered by technical schools, colleges and universities continues to increase, it's possible that for every graduate of a supply chain degree program, there will be six open positions.
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