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Nov. 18 Atlanta WERCouncil U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics Workshop/Presentation 6-8:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 NY/NJ/CT WERCouncil United Parts & Service Facility Tour 3-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 North Carolina WERCouncil Raleigh Food Bank Tour 8:10-9:15 a.m.

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Self-directed work teams in the warehouse
Ken Ackerman
Groups of people working together in a warehouse have typically been called a crew, a shift or a workforce. More recently, we have called them teams. What is the difference between a team and an ordinary warehouse crew?
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5 most overlooked warehouse hazards
Reliable Plant
Warehouses are full of undeniable hazards, with some more obvious than others. Typically, the major hazards are clearly identifiable and well-known. However, it is the lesser-known dangers that can be the deadliest, especially if you don't know what you are looking for. This article lists few common warehouse hazards that you and your staff should be careful not to overlook.
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Combating cyberrisk in the supply chain
SC Magazine
Security threats within the supply chain have been a concern of purchasing, information security and risk and compliance teams for many years. What's new is the rapid increase in targeted attacks on a less well-defended area for most corporations — the confidential data now commonly shared with supply chain vendors and partners.
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You're growing, but are your suppliers growing with you?
Supply Chain Brain
As the globalization, expansion and growing interconnectivity of supply chains make them more complex, businesses and their suppliers are faced with new challenges, with new opportunities for growth. Many top companies invest a vast amount of resources in innovation. This commitment to innovation drives growth as they compete to remain top manufacturers and service providers.
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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.
 


It's time for a national freight policy
Transport Intelligence
On average, the U.S. moves more than 17 billion tons or over $20 trillion worth of goods each year. But it is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S.' infrastructure is straining more and more under this tonnage. This year alone has seen port congestion, rail dwell times deteriorate and highways pressured with trucks transporting goods point to point – all resulting in delays.
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Tracking everything everywhere: How the Internet of Things is changing the logistics industry
Forbes
Logistics companies were among the first to adopt mobile devices as a means to manage and monitor their processes. Initially the hand-held devices that delivery drivers used delivered benefits primarily by simplifying and automating existing paper-based processes. With the emergence of lower cost, always connected, location-aware devices, the current generation of mobile technology allows logistics companies to move beyond simply making existing processes better, by making it possible to dynamically track both vehicles and the packages they carry.
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The 3 factors driving green supply chains
Supply Management
Growing public concern for the environment and the potential to increase profits are driving companies to pay more attention to their green footprint – not just in the products they manufacture, but also in the supply chain that carries them, says a report commissioned by DHL.
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6 challenges facing modern manufacturing companies
Manufacturing Business Today
Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Retailers shoring up supply chains to avoid last year's holiday mess (Piyush Bakshi)
Why businesses are elevating supply chain design from a project to a core business process (Logistics Viewpoints)
Ryder offers best practices to help fleets weather the winter (The Trucker)
What to think about when you think about omnichannel (DC Velocity)
Transportation infrastructure is the road to more competitive US manufacturing (IndustryWeek)

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