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New and improved WERC seminar
Optimizing Warehouse Location and Design to Improve Supply Chain Performance
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Presented by Robert Silverman, senior vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle. Sign up today for this world-class seminar.

WERCouncil events
  • Sept. 28, Atlanta WERC Council 4th Annual Golf Outing, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 3, Tennessee WERCouncil Amazon Fulfillment Center Tour, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 9, Michigan WERCouncil Box on Demand Tour, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 10, NorthTX WERCouncil 11th Annual Warehousing Resource Convention, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The ABCs of the ABCs: Alternatives in supply chain education
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With the recent explosion in SCM program offerings, it's not always easy to separate the wheat from the chaff. Here are some things to consider. More

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    Protect your material handling system investment from operational obsolescence
    Supply Chain Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Cliff Holste writes, "Conveyors, sorters, and most mechanized equipment, included in a typical DC order fulfillment system, eventually will need to have hardware and software upgrades — probably more often than most DC operations managers would think. For example: Picking and sorting systems installed within the last five years or so, likely are operating with outdated controls and software programs." More

    What's in a label? Not necessarily sustainability
    International Herald Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As consumers increasingly vote with their wallets for sustainable goods and groceries, producers are doing more to signal the eco-friendliness of their wares. But amid the many different certification logos, package designs and environmental claims, experts warn that all that glitters is not green. More



    Musings on 6 supply chain management trends — Are changes needed for success?
    The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In the current corporate climate, most companies are seeking to increase market share by flexing their supply chain to meet the needs of both the company and the customer. The question for many corporations comes back time and time again: How can market share be retained or even post gains with on time performance? More

    The ABCs of FTZs
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With the increase in global commerce over the past several years, the use of foreign trade zones has increased among companies that import goods or materials. But while many supply chain managers know a little about FTZs, the concept often is misunderstood, with the result that these zones are not being utilized to their full potential. More

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    Massachusetts General expands RFID system for inventory management
    RFID Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Massachusetts General Hospital, the Boston-based, 1,000-bed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is expanding its use of radio frequency identification to automate inventory management. Robert M. Sheridan, the director of interventional radiology in the facility's department of imaging, told attendees at the RFID in Health Care 2012 conference and exhibition, held earlier this month in Boston, that Mass General plans to install approximately 40 additional cabinets (the exact number has yet to be finalized). The cabinets will be provided by Mobile Aspects. More

    Why good employees do bad things
    American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The potential costs of unethical behavior are extremely high. It can badly hurt a company's reputation — and sometimes can end in a lawsuit. In the new white paper "Why Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things: 52 Reflections On Ethics At Work," Rotterdam School of Management professor Muel Kaptein explores the behavioral and psychological reasons why people step over the line. The following are a few of his key insights on how lapses occur, and what businesses can do to promote a more ethical culture. More


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    How the presidential election results might influence regulations
    Healthcare Packaging    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you want to try to look ahead to what might happen to health care packaging businesses after the presidential election, there are plenty of available cliches and truisms to turn to. They can help start a discussion, but they usually don't tell the whole story. More

    3 options to unleash employee motivation
    Sustainable Business Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    In a survey, 51 percent of employees want to avoid incompetent bosses at their next job. The truth is we need more managers with greater skill in inspiring, motivating employees over business mechanics like budgeting, measurement, planning, forecasting, and so on. Incompetent leaders are those who do not know how to motivate employees to achieve business goals. In this era of transitions and complexity, managers must understand how to situationally motivate employees for performance and success. Managers need options to unleash employee motivation. These three are worthy considerations. More
     

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