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Getting a handle on warehousing costs
McKinsey
The painful truth about warehousing — across virtually all industries and geographic markets — is that most companies don’t really know what their true costs should be. Rather than the traditional benchmark-based approach, a bottom-up analysis can determine what costs should be for any given warehouse, helping companies prioritize improvements and investments.


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NEWS FROM THE INDUSTRY


  Amazon Prime Day comes with protests by warehouse workers, pilots and engineers
CBS News
With Amazon's Prime Day sales event underway, Amazon.com workers as well as labor groups and other activists are calling out the e-commerce giant on issues including work conditions, climate change and its ties to U.S. government moves to deport immigrants.


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  Kroger breaks ground on first automated warehouse
Material Handling & Logistics
Kroger is investing $55 million to build its first customer fulfillment center, which will measure 335,000 square feet and is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.


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  Stop worrying about robots — the future lies between humans and automation
Supply Chain Dive
Let's say this upfront: humans are not going away in the warehouse. Warehousing will benefit from combining the efficiency and time-savings of robotic picking with human strategic thinking to drive businesses forward.


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  Delivery wars: Target expands same-day shipping option in the latest move against Walmart, Amazon
USA Today
Target is bringing its same-day delivery option to the masses — the latest move in an ongoing delivery war involving the big-box retailer, Walmart and Amazon. Target announced that online shoppers in 47 states will now be able to get items delivered same day by paying a flat fee of $9.99 per order.


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WAREHOUSE TIP OF THE MONTH


  10 tips for retaining employees in a hot jobs market
MultiBriefs Exclusive
The U.S. currently has more than 6 million unfilled jobs, an all-time record high. In such a hot labor market, employers need to focus on retaining current employees as much or more than attempting to find brand-new ones. This article outlines some of the most important ways that employers can do a better job retaining employees.


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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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