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2015 WERC Conference Session Recordings are available for viewing

Over 30 session recordings from the 2015 WERC Conference are available for viewing at Get a taste of how industry subject matter experts come together to share their experiences and strategic insights. Every year, the WERC Conference let's you see and hear what these leaders have done to improve their warehousing methodologies and overall business practices. Click here to get access to all available recordings.

Local WERC events happening in your area:
09/11 Michigan WERCouncil Tour of Cleveland Indians DC/Game: Indians vs. Tigers
09/25 Northern California WERCouncil - Owens & Minor Facility Tour
10/13 North Texas WERCouncil 14th Annual Warehousing Resource Convention
10/15 Southern California WERCouncil - Starbucks CDC Tour
05/15-18/16 SAVE THE DATE: 2016 WERC Conference - Providence, RI
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5 things every warehouse should have
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Warehouse workers are exposed to unique hazards every day, including falls from dangerous heights or varying severity of injuries caused by the misuse of heavy machinery. The list of potential accidents is many, and as a result, warehouses have come to be known as one of the most hazardous work environments. However, adequate safety measures are available to ensure your workers steer clear of danger. Here are five crucial safety items that should be used in your warehouse.
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20 ways to avoid getting burned out at work
Business Insider
It may seem like job burnout is only prevalent in workers in the mid-to-late stages of their careers. That isn't the case, however. Burnout specialist Ben Fanning says it's becoming more likely that you will reach a point of burnout at an earlier stage in your career. Luckily, he says it's avoidable if you're aware of the habits of workers who are suffering from job burnout.
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Looking beyond millennials: 5 ideas to prepare workplaces for Generation Z
Ready or not, Generation Z will soon be hitting the workforce. While great focus has been given to the millennial generation over the past decade, the oldest millennials are approaching 35 and its time for organizations to also begin thinking about Generation Z – those born in the mid 90s to early 2000s. Generation Z currently makes up a quarter of the U.S. population with more than 20 million about to enter the workforce, all fueled by their own motivations, ideas and needs.
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Turn poor data into an opportunity
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A survey released indicated that 84 percent of chief procurement officers in the U.S. aren't happy with the insights their company data provides. That dissatisfaction is both a problem and an opportunity. The problem is that in the era of big data, predictive analytics, and the Internet of Things, those CPOs may be reluctant or unable to take advantage of the huge potential the digital revolution offers for dramatically improving procurement processes and supply chain management.
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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.

25 of the best employee perks you need to have
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Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers. Besides perks like medical and dental benefits, employees are looking for companies that think outside the box and create an atmosphere that makes employees want to spend time there. Employees want a work environment that encourages fun and helps them be more productive.
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Supply chain security begins at the loading dock
Industrial Distribution
Across America, companies are upgrading their facilities to comply with new governmental regulations designed to enhance supply chain integrity. In some cases, companies are even going a step further and taking measures to comply with anticipated future regulations. In addition to improving safety, these proactive measures are also helping companies protect themselves from financial losses due to cargo theft, product damage or major product recalls.
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NIOSH study highlights ergonomics of bag palletizing
Logistics Management
Many commodities are packaged and shipped in bags. Small bags usually weigh 50 pounds but in some cases can weigh up to 100 pounds and can be unwieldy depending on content. These bags are typically loaded onto pallets for transport, which can require a significant amount of manual handling by workers, involving high repetition and high loads on the back.
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Preparing for wearables: IoT in the supply chain
The Internet of Things is quickly becoming a reality. Increasingly, greater numbers of products now include Internet-connected technology, such as Radio Frequency Identification chips to help facility tracking of inventory, for example. Tying the Internet of Things to a strategy for mobile devices – wearables, tablets, smartphones – is not only forward-thinking, but gets to the heart of what good supply chain management is all about.
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