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Slimming down to a lean warehouse
By Ken Ackerman
Some say "lean" was the biggest management idea of the past 50 years. If that is true, the concept of lean could well be a masterpiece of wording. Everyone knows the difference between fat and lean, so lean is a word that should have no mystery. But what does lean mean when it comes to warehouse management?


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NEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY


  Overtime rule creates barriers to upward mobility in warehousing
Supply and Demand Chain Executive
The International Warehouse Logistics Association does not support the U.S. Department of Labor's harmful changes to the overtime rule that alters the overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In fact, the IWLA predicts this rule will not only hurt job growth, but stifle the industry from the very thing that sets warehousing apart from other industries: upward mobility.


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Create a seamless supply chain by working with a 3PL
Material Handling and Logistics
The ongoing rebound of the U.S. economy has given way to a period of rapid change within the third-party logistics sector. Arguably more diversified and sophisticated than ever, the 3PL sector is seeing an emergence in more 4PL partnerships, resulting in deeper, more strategic relationships.

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  Connecting the disadvantaged with warehousing opportunities
By Ken Ackerman
Decades ago, warehouse managers discovered that people with certain disabilities could perform some kinds of warehouse work. For example, a footwear manufacturer employed deaf-mute people as order selectors with great success. The only accommodation needed was to caution lift-truck operators that these people could not hear and therefore might not sense the approach of the machine.


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WAREHOUSE TIP OF THE MONTH


Warehousing tips for distributors to overcome B2C challenges
SHD Logistics
Driven by ecommerce, today's warehouse management systems must evolve to compete. IBS, leader in distribution software, discusses five areas to watch for maximum impact. The new rules of ecommerce have changed the distribution industry forever. In today's world, customer orders can hit a warehouse from any direction.

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MISSION STATEMENT


  Lansdale Warehouse is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. The Lansdale Warehouse Company provides premier warehouse and distribution services in a safe and secure environment for customers' goods at a reasonable cost. Our "quality management" atmosphere engenders an entrepreneurial attitude that ultimately translates into "100% customer satisfaction through a 'zero defectives' process." Continuous improvement attitudes ensure dependable customer service. Employee participation, honest communication and a clearly defined understanding of our customers' needs support our successful process.






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