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Do warehouses still need 8-hour work shifts?

Not long ago, the typical warehouse operated eight hours per day and five days per week. That was a normal business schedule, and nobody expected warehousing to be any different. Today, many distribution operations operate with a 24/7 schedule, and warehouses that work...

source: By Ken Ackerman
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ASA member wholesaler-distributors reported a median sales growth of 6.9% for the month ending Oct. 31, compared to the same month last year. Calendar year-to-date, all respondents reported a median sales increase of 5.1%, with 5.0% and 4.7% increases in the PHCP and industrial...

source: American Supply Association

As 2015 approaches, it's time to look ahead at emerging trends that will impact 21st-century manufacturing around the globe. The entire supply chain ecosystem — encompassing manufacturers, distributors and retailers — is undergoing a business transformation.

source: IndustryWeek

Not long ago, the typical warehouse operated eight hours per day and five days per week. That was a normal...

source: By Ken Ackerman

Getting the right person into the right job at the right time is a critical strategic business process and a responsibility of senior management. The following is a framework for succession planning that will help you exercise this responsibility with focus and discipline.

source: Financial Post

A dozen incumbent and newly elected governors called on Congress to heed voters' dissatisfaction with gridlock and pass legislation allowing states to collect taxes on Internet purchases. "The onus is on Republicans to govern," Utah Governor Gary Herbert said recently at...

source: Bloomberg

This week's news: Unfilled Key Jobs Crisis Takes on Worldwide Proportions (The Desert Sun) Want to read more from Beschloss? Click here to go to USA Today for a full archive of past articles.

source: American Supply Association

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