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Oct. 23 Washington WERCouncil Burkhart Dental Supply Tour, Networking & Dinner 3-4:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 Arizona WERCouncil Packages for Home Charity Event 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Nov. 6 Cincinnati WERCouncil Polaris Tour and Lunch Event 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Research: Gap between warehouse salaries in United States, Asia continues to narrow
REJournals.com
Warehouse workers earn the smallest salaries in China and India. In the United states? The salary of the average warehouse worker here is nearly five times higher than what the average warehouse worker brings home in China. But here's a surprise: A new report from DTZ Research finds that occupancy and labor costs for logistics operators have fallen in both the United States and Europe. At the same time, these costs have increased sharply in Asia.
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DOT faces cross-border trucking decision as US-Mexico trade grows
Journal of Commerce
The book is closed on a three-year cross-border trucking pilot project with Mexico, but the debate over the project and its findings is far from finished. The question hanging over the increasingly busy U.S.-Mexican border is what steps the U.S. will take next to meet its North American Free Trade Agreement obligations and avoid a renewed economic conflict with its second-largest trading partner.
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OSHA outreach on hazardous substances
Materials Handling & Logistics
Work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances are the subject of a new national dialogue launched by The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The first stage of this dialogue is a request for information on the management of hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace and strategies for updating permissible exposure limits.
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UPS plans 4.9 percent average price increase in US, Canada
The Wall Street Journal
United Parcel Service Inc. is planning to increase freight rates by an average of 4.9 percent a package after the holiday season, in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, the company said Oct. 20. In June, UPS said it would set ground-shipment prices in the U.S. and standard delivery to Canada based on box size and weight, rather than just weight alone, following a similar move by rival FedEx Corp.
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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.
 


3 industries going through dramatic supply chain transformations
Forbes
Three industries are going through dramatic supply chain transformations: retail with their omni-channel initiatives; healthcare because of new Affordable Care Act regulations; and shale oil because of the price pressures caused by booming production. In retail, e-commerce retailers, and Amazon in particular, have been stealing market share from traditional brick-and-mortar retailers for years.
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Do Flags of Convenience enable Ebola?
Supply Chain Management Review
U.S. shippers have been assured by a variety of governmental agencies that cargo vessels of Liberian Registry are no more vulnerable to carrying the Ebola virus than vessels sailing under other Flags of Convenience. Beyond dispute, however, is the fact that Liberia is the world's second largest registry, representing 3,200 ships of more than 100 million gross tons.
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UMD researchers formulate cyberprotection for supply chains
University of Maryland via Phys.org
The supply chain is ground zero for several recent cyberbreaches. Hackers, for example, prey on vendors that have remote access to a larger company's global IT systems, software and networks. In the 2013 Target breach, the attacker infiltrated a vulnerable link: a refrigeration system supplier connected to the retailer's IT system. A counter-measure, via a user-ready online portal, has been developed by researchers in the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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Consumer prices in us rise 0.1 percent as inflation remains muted
Bloomberg
The cost of living in the U.S. barely rose in September, leaving inflation below the Federal Reserve's goal as fuel prices plunge in October. The consumer-price index climbed 0.1 percent after decreasing 0.2 percent in August, a Labor Department report recently showed in Washington. The median forecast of 84 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for no change.
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