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WERC sounds call for conference presentations
Do you have a success story to tell about your operations? Well, WERC is looking for practitioner presentations for its 34th annual conference, May 15 to 18, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. Find a form and more information at
Check out upcoming WERCouncil events: North Texas and Southern California.

Systems Logic, the pioneers of Visual Logistics take their turnkey WMS solution on a coast to coast tour.

Learn how Systems Logic helped D+S Distribution (Wooster, OH) go paperless, reduce administrative costs by 60%, and achieve an inventory accuracy of over 99.993%, in under 4 months!

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Closing the gaps in supply chain management
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Much has changed throughout the years since the 1980s when few knew the term "supply chain management,") and even fewer knew what it meant. The closest one could come to study SCM at a university was operations research or industrial engineering. Having done this at the graduate level, the author can attest that the focus was very much on factory optimization with little emphasis on the inter-connectivity between demand, production and supply. More

Building sense, respond supply chain networks
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What is close to available today and will become commonplace in the future is the ability to see in near-real time a complete picture of supply and demand data, across multiple levels — from supplier's supplier to customer's customer. The view also will not be "point to point" but "many to many," requiring collaboration and synchronization around supply chain execution and tactical planning — in near real-time. More

Does logistics outsourcing make sense for everyone?
ChemLogix via SupplyChainBrain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Each company must look to its strengths to answer this question for itself. But the answer is likely to be yes — to some extent. Two questions that help to begin to frame the answer: 1. What expertise and capabilities should we have in-house based on our size and the criticality for each logistics function? And 2. What really are our strengths today for each function and each mode, and are any gaps best filled by outsourcing? More

25 Years of DCA
National Advantage through Regional Excellence

2010 Distribution Centers of America (DCA) member companies provide 23Mil SqFt of warehousing capacity strategically located throughout the US. Each member company is a 3PL leader in its market, committed to customer success in that region. for more info.

How traffic congestion affects your supply chain
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We all have dealt with traffic tie-ups in our personal lives. But have you ever considered how much traffic congestion may be affecting the operational costs, supply chain efficiency and overall productivity of your company? The Associated General Contractors of America polled nearly 1,200 construction firms in late April and May to take a close look at that question, and the data uncovered may surprise you. More

Leadership caffeine: 'How can I help?'
Management Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"How can I help?" These four simple words are powerful leadership tools when framed into a question and applied with genuine intent. The leader that is comfortable asking this question is comfortable in his or her leadership skin. It takes self-confidence, a dose of humility and a genuine comprehension of the role of leader to form and apply the question, "How can I help?" This individual understands that "telling" isn't the only way to lead. More

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Keeping pallets from getting lost in the shuffle
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While RFID may not be the golden ticket to distribution success proponents had envisioned a few years back, it hardly has faded from the scene. Far from it, in fact. Although the RFID tag may not yet be as ubiquitous as the bar code, plenty of companies out there are putting the technology to use in their distribution and logistics operations. For evidence of that, you need look no further than the Federalsburg, Md., consolidation center run by H&M Bay, a 3PL service provider that specializes in climate-controlled, less-than-truckload freight. More

Study: Companies aren't doing enough to track their environmental impacts
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Although green measurement is considered important, businesses on both sides of the Atlantic lack the correct systems to track their full environmental footprints, according to an independent study conducted for enterprise software vendor IFS in the United States, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries. More
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Integrated Intermec Solutions Deliver Improved Efficiencies
This is a great time to add an Intermec integrated data-collection to your warehouse operation – it can really boost your warehouse productivity. Raise your productivity while you lower costs with a special rebate program. Find out more.
Why Carton Flow? Increase Pick Rates.
Order picking accounts for 40-60% of an operation's total labor cost. UNEX. Carton Flow systems are dynamic gravity flow units that condense and organize SKU's to increase pick rates by 30% and higher, increase space utilization by 50% and reduce travel time by 40-80% when compared to a static storage system.

WERC names new directors
Material Handling Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Warehousing Education and Research Council has announced its new board of directors. Catherine L. Cooper, executive vice president and CIO at OHL, was named president, and Lawrence Dean Shemesh, president and CEO of OPSdesign Consulting, was named vice president. More

IFCO manages custom pallet programs for top US retailers and manufacturers.

IFCO has over a decade of pallet cost reduction experience. For tips from the pallet experts, download the whitepaper, read case studies, or contact IFCO

Increase cash flow by optimizing working capital
Logistics Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Top companies are able to blend both supply chain management and financial management strategies in order to optimize their working capital, according to a new study from analyst firm Aberdeen Group. The report examines how enterprises can shorten cash conversion cycles, improve order fulfillment and increase return on working capital by taking a complete view of their supply chain. More

Most shippers need to automate, integrate processes
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Most shippers still use a manual process to determine licensing requirements for exports and destination country import regulations, according to a new survey from Kewill. That's somewhat surprising, considering what Kewill's research also found. More

Is collaboration the next supply chain optimizer?
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The author describes how he had the privilege of presenting at the world first Chief Supply Chain Officer Summit alongside a very well-known and respected supply chain leader. He notes "alongside" because, he says, Angel Mendez, senior vice president of customer value chain management at Cisco, really did the majority of the work. On this occasion, the speaker's message focused on the path he's taking toward creating the "Next Generation Value Chain to Deliver Customer Value" for Cisco. More

Sainsbury's tests on-the-fly supply chain tweaking
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Think about how much food is wasted in a grocery store every time a thunderstorm interrupts a spring or summer holiday. All that extra meat and salad prepped in store freezers is left to go bad as people ditch their barbecue plans for indoor alternatives. But what if grocery stores could use weather reports to tweak their supply chain decisions on the fly, ensuring that food is kept in warehouses until it's needed? Sainsbury's, a popular British grocery chain, is doing just that. More

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Motorola and Voxware Roadshow 2010 Chicago

Voxware provides voice software products that optimize the activities of warehouse workers.  More

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