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As 2014 comes to a close, WERC would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of WERC Watch, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.


5 most overlooked warehouse hazards
Reliable Plant
From Nov. 13: 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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5 vital warehouse trends that could upend product packaging
Packaging Digest
From Oct. 16: Today's warehousing industry is changing significantly compared to 10 years ago. These shifts have the potential to impact the entire supply chain, including the packaging operations of product manufacturers.
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7 characteristics of supply chains to admire
Forbes
From Sept. 25: Supply chain excellence matters. As growth slows, it can make or break corporate performance. Now 30 years old, the practice of supply chain management is still evolving. The average manufacturing company has spent 1.7 percent of revenue on technology over the course of the past decade. Most of it has been focused on improving supply chain excellence.
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Could smartphones revolutionize logistics?
DC Velocity
From May 1: Smartphones and tablet computers have become ubiquitous, and although questions about their suitability for rugged applications remain, research conducted by DHL suggests that there is a legitimate place for consumer electronics in logistics.
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Talent is the future of supply chain management
Modern Materials Handling
From Feb. 6: Bob Trebilcock writes, "You would think that issues like cost reductions, customer service levels and fuel prices would top the list of things that keeps distribution, transportation and supply chain managers up at night. After all, those are the items by which we are most often measured when bonuses are handed out. But at every industry conference I have attended in the last year, the paucity of talent has been topic No. 1."
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Solutions to drive warehouse productivity
DC Velocity
From Jan. 30: What would it take to reduce the overall costs of labor in your warehouse or distribution center? It requires more than just software. It takes a plan and the know how to implement that plan effectively. In this webcast, Eric Hepburn, vice president of distribution center management for Penske Logistics, shares proven techniques on how to devise a labor management strategy that can make a huge impact on your distribution operations.
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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.
 


Research: Gap between warehouse salaries in United States, Asia continues to narrow
REJournals.com
From July 17: 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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2015 3PL study takes deep dive into omni-channel supply chain
Modern Materials Handling
From Oct. 23: The relationships between third-party logistics service providers and shippers are seeing ongoing developments due in large part to the continuing emergence and sophistication of omni-channel retailing. That was one of the key findings of The 19th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released by consultancy Capgemini Group, Penn State University and Korn/Ferry International, a global talent advisory firm.
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The most vulnerable place in your DC
DC Velocity
From June 19: Sartori Co. knows that its reputation is on the line with every shipment of cheese that leaves its premises. The fourth-generation family-owned company prides itself on making quality and food safety top priorities as it fills orders from its 100,000-square-foot converting center in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The facility converts 40-pound blocks of cheese and 20-pound cheese wheels into grated, shredded, and packaged cheese products.
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12 trends that are shaping the future of logistics
Supply Chain Digital
From Sept. 18: World exports as a percentage of global GDP showed a continuous growth trend from the mid-80s of the last century, until 2008. Since then, the growth stopped. Another indicator for trade, global capital flows between countries, achieved its highest point seven years ago. But times are changing. Growth will still be there, if you know where to find it.
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    Amazon launches army of robots for Cyber Monday shipping (UPI)
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