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The North Carolina WERCouncil thanks Lenovo for their support of the student participation initiative
LENOVO is generously sponsoring registration fees for up to five students at each of the upcoming North Carolina Warehousing Education and Research Council events. If you know of students from Wake Tech, Vance/Granville Tech, NC State, Guilford Tech or Appalachian State who are interested, just let the WERCouncil leadership know. Names will be added to events on a first-come, first-served basis.

WERCouncil events
  • Nov. 7, Michigan WERCouncil UPS Tour, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 8, Michigan WERCouncil Evans Distribution Tour, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Nov. 14, NY/NJ/CT WERCouncil United Stationers Facility Tour, 8 to 10:45 a.m.
  • Nov. 14, Atlanta WERC Council TigerDirect Facility Tour, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Logistics community assesses in wake of Hurricane Sandy
    Modern Materials Handling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As the remnants of Hurricane Sandy continue to make life difficult from Nova Scotia to North Carolina to Wisconsin, millions who bore the brunt of the storm are now working to assess the damage and begin the hard work of rebuilding. As relief agencies work to identify and assist those hardest hit, the American Logistics Aid Network is connecting communities in need with concerned members of the supply chain community. More



    What's happening in global shipping capacity
    Supply Chain Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    What's happening in terms of supply and demand in the global container shipping industry? It depends whose numbers you use. We'll try to sort it out in this article. First, the global shipping broker Braemar Seascope's most recent Quarterly Container Ship Fleet Statistics report predicts that 2013 likely will be the biggest year ever for container ship deliveries. More

    Are companies increasing workplace risk when hiring temporary workers?
    Distribution Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    We are now in the busiest sales period of the year for order fulfillment centers. For many companies the end of the year peak can be three times or more the average. Even in the most efficient and mechanized distribution centers, there are still lots of manual tasks to be performed and companies typically double or triple their workforce for the last 100 days or so of the year. That adds up to a lot of temporary "hands on deck" and an increased risk for work-related injuries. More

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    Hurricane Sandy's a tough teacher
    Material Flows    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While East Coast businesses get up after Hurricane Sandy's smash-down, they'll be nursing pain that demands healing. The bigger pains are bound to be supply chain related. This is the heart of holiday shipping, after all, and with ports closed and infrastructure damaged, retailers will need to take stock of their stocking and sourcing strategies. Smart companies will learn from Sandy. More

    Robot revolution
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    For many companies, truck loading and unloading is one of the last frontiers of automation. Consider the case of Frito-Lay. By the mid-'90s, the snack food giant had long since automated operations inside its distribution centers. But when it came to loading trucks, the company still relied on manual processes, with workers spending their days inside trailers hand stacking cases of chips, nuts, cookies, crackers, and meats. More

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    Southwest accepts RFID device to track cargo temperatures
    RFID Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Following the testing of an RFID-enabled temperature-tracking device built into a shipping container, Southwest Airlines Cargo (Southwest Airlines' cargo services branch) has approved the device to be used by shippers on its aircraft. The solution is intended to provide data regarding the environmental conditions within a Cold Chain Technologies container of temperature-sensitive goods, such as vaccines or drugs, measured and recorded throughout the flight via an Intelleflex battery-assisted passive RFID sensor. More

    Mindfulness helps you become a better leader
    Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Bill George writes, "Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, I have sensed from many leaders that they want to do a better job of leading in accordance with their personal values. The crisis exposed the fallacies of measuring success in monetary terms and left many leaders with a deep feeling of unease that they were being pulled away from what I call their True North. As markets rose and bonus pools grew, it was all too easy to celebrate the rising tide of wealth without examining the process that created it." More


     

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