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2 great shows — 1 great location
AIM Expo is the annual automatic identification and mobile IT industry showcase highlighting solutions using bar code, RFID, RTLS and mobile computing. For 2011, AIM Expo has teamed up with PACK EXPO Las Vegas to deliver more: education, hands-on exhibits, and networking. Visit for more information.

WERC offers NEW & IMPROVED Vendor Locator
WERC is pleased to announce that we are about to launch the first year of the online Logistics Vendor Locator in partnership with MultiView Inc., an Irving, Texas-based publisher of digital buyer's guides and e-news briefs. The buyer's guide will be easily accessible from a link on the WERC home page ( The Locator will enable you to conveniently perform targeted searches for the industry products and services needed to keep your business running — without the unrelated clutter of a general Internet search engine.

WERCouncil events
  • Sept. 20, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Walgreens DC Facility Tour, 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Sept. 22, Baltimore/Washington DC WERCouncil Peapod Tour, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 12, NorthTX WERCouncil 10th Annual Warehousing Resource Convention, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 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!

    Yusen Logistics
    Cornerstone Automation Systems
    UNEX Manufacturing
    Should you trust your gut? Testing your decision-making instincts
    Forbes    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Do you know when you should trust your gut instinct when making a decision? According to Andrew Campbell and Jo Whitehead, "Our gut intuition accesses our accumulated experiences in a synthesized way, so that we can form judgments and take action without any logical, conscious consideration." This can be helpful because it speeds up our ability to act. But how can we be sure our gut isn't giving us wrong information? If it is true that we can't prevent our gut instinct from influencing our judgments, what can women do to protect our decision-making against unconscious bias? More

    New ISO standard for ensuring resilience throughout supply chain
    Financial    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Emergencies, crises and disasters like the tsunami in Japan or the recent riots in London, can happen at any time. Organizations around the world are increasingly implementing risk management processes to deal with uncertainty and ensure continuity. But if their suppliers are unable to deliver, or customers unable to purchase, the ability of an organization to achieve its objectives would be compromised. More

    Gardner Denver: Streamlined fulfillment and increased efficiency
    Modern Materials Handling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Keeping track of 13,000 SKUs used in manufacturing processes is no small matter for any large manufacturer that aims to keep the production lines running without a hiccup. Combine that challenge with a full-scale aftermarket fulfillment operation with an additional 80,000 active SKUs, and you understand the challenge faced by Gardner Denver, a worldwide manufacturer of compressors, pumps and blowers for various industrial and transportation applications with more than $1.7 billion in revenues. More

    5 simple ways to stay healthier at work
    ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Spending an average of 40 hours per week at work can be physically and mentally draining, but the workplace can also be unhealthy in other ways as well. Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause pain and other adverse effects, and there can also be nutritional traps, such as vending machines, that could contribute to weight gain. More

    Should analytics be part of your routine?
    DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As companies seek that critical edge in logistics and supply chain management, you might think they'd be intensely focused on what the competition is doing. But that's not necessarily the case. Instead of looking outward, many are looking inward, scrutinizing their own operations for waste, areas of weakness, and so forth. And in many cases, that means they're making supply chain analytics — the process of examining and optimizing internal operations — a part of the routine, like freight bill audits or inventory cycle counting. More

    California 3PL Solutions Since 1927

    Pacific Coast Warehouse offers a complete line of logistic services including import distribution, Food & Beverage, ABC license, Hazmat Chemicals in separate DC, Fulfillment & Full line transportation services.

    Reports: Clean energy jobs continue to disappoint
    The Green Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Business and green circles were both buzzing recently about a weekend article in The New York Times saying the hoped for explosion in green jobs here in the U.S., often supported by substantial federal and state funding, just isn't happening, even though many viewed such jobs as key to putting American manufacturing and employment back on their feet. "The green economy is not proving to be the job-creation engine that many politicians envisioned," Aaron Glantz reported. "President Obama once pledged to create 5 million green jobs over 10 years. Gov. Jerry Brown [of California] promised 500,000 clean-technology jobs statewide by the end of the decade. But the results so far suggest such numbers are a pipe dream." More

    Why Make TopVOX Your Choice for Voice:

    Proven flexibility and reliability have made TopVOX a market leader in voice technology. Rapid payback, absolutely NO training, easy integration and excellent recognition are key reasons why our customers have selected topVOX as Their Choice for Voice.
    Click here to see how Cooper Booth Wholesale realizes fast ROI
    Click here for FoodLogistic Article “Netto Keeps It Simple With Voice”

    Workplace becomes new schoolyard for bullies
    USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Many adults shake their heads in dismay over bullying that targets children and teenagers online and in school; they even push for lawmakers and schools to do more to stop the harassment. But many are afraid to admit another dirty little secret: Bullying is just as big a problem for the adults in the workplace. More

    How Lenovo balanced product line diversity with multiple supply chains
    McKinsey Quartlerly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Lenovo's 2005 acquisition of IBM's PC operation set up a far-reaching business challenge: how to create a new global operating model that would meet two critical goals. The first was effectively managing the company's business diversity: a range of customers in more than 160 countries, two distinct product brands, and multiple marketing models. The second was how to meet senior management's desire for greater standardization and efficiency by consolidating supply chains and financial management and coordinating product sales more tightly. More
    A True Global Warehouse Network

    Yusen Logistics operates an extensive network of warehouse facilities across the U.S. Committed to our in-house Five "S" Quality Pledge (Safety, Savings, Sanitation, Standards, Satisfaction), we work to maintain the highest standards in every aspect of our business, always innovating to create advantage for you.
    End-to-End Fulfillment Systems
    Cornerstone Automation Systems offers order picking systems and a full line of technologies to automate order fulfillment requirements, ranging from operator assisted to fully automatic fulfillment. CASI builds turnkey systems to optimize end-to-end fulfillment including receiving, putaway, picking, shipping, and sortation.
    Lean Storage Maximizes Space Utilization
    Increase space utilization 30%- 50%. UNEX offers the most extensive full width carton flow product line in the market to organize SKU’s, condense your storage needs and provide FIFO rotation of your inventory. All UNEX products ‘drop-in’ to existing rack structures making it easy to convert from static to dynamic storage.

    The key to managing Gen Y
    American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    What's the real key to managing Gen Y? Knowing more about them than they know about themselves. After all, you know Gen Y loves the attention of being managed closely. You know Gen Y wants great mentoring. But the way to stand out in a crowd of employers is to understand Gen Y in a way they don't yet understand themselves. Then you can add the kind of value that makes these young employees stay. More

    RFID tracks recycling progress in Charleston County
    RFID Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    As Charleston County, S.C., shifted its recycling program from a dual- to single-stream system (with all recyclables being deposited into a single large container, rather than separated into two smaller ones), the county employed an RFID system to measure that shift's success in increasing recycling participation. RFID also is enabling the county to target those homes not participating in the program but by providing them with educational materials. Beginning in January of this year, passive ultrahigh-frequency RFID readers were mounted on every refuse-collection truck, and an RFID tag was placed on each new single-stream recycling cart. More

    Don't Miss MODEXSM 2012

    See and compare solutions for your manufacturing, logistics and supply chain operations and network with your peers at MODEX 2012. Discover equipment and systems solutions and learn about the latest supply chain innovations and leading trends. Explore 500 exhibits and choose from a variety of educational sessions.

    ISM, American Public University partner for online logistics education
    Material Handling & Logistics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Institute for Supply Management has established a cooperative relationship with American Public University, a nationally and regionally accredited provider of online degree programs. Under the terms of the agreement, APU will promote ISM's professional certifications, and ISM will promote APU degree programs. ISM certification holders also may be eligible to receive academic credits toward undergraduate and graduate programs at APU. More

    How to tap employee ideas
    Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Encouraging your employees' creativity can not only create an engaging work environment, but create new business. Seven experts share their tips on getting employees to share their ideas. More

    IKEA: Think global, act local for warehouse distribution
    Modern Materials Handling    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Think globally, act locally. That's how IKEA Wholesale approached its new new 750,000-square-foot distribution center in Port Wentworth, Ga., located near the port of Savannah. In fact, four principles came into play in the design of the facility, according to Jim Leddy, IKEA's expansion manager for North America and Ed Morris, manager of the Georgia DC. First was the recognition that IKEA is a global company. "We incorporated a design based on a model used by other similar DCs around the globe," Morris explains. More

    Order Picking Solutions From Jungheinrich®

    Jungheinrich® has been providing hand-picked lift truck solutions for customers since 1953. From tow tractors to turret trucks, Jungheinrich has a lift truck specifically designed for your application. MORE

    Real leaders don't threaten — they take action
    BNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Did you threaten someone last week? An employee, a vendor, your child, anyone? Well, guess what? Not only don't threats work, they actually diminish your control and credibility. Except in rare cases, there are far better ways to manage people and get things done. More

    Not every green product can be a world-changer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Dennis Salazar writes, "I have spent several decades in the packaging industry and almost five years specifically in the green packaging market. During that time, I have come to appreciate both innovations that may have limited appeal but solve a specific or unique problem, as well as products that may not be as newsworthy but provide a solution to a much wider group of customers." More

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