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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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The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and packages are being shipped worldwide in larger volumes than ever before, FedEX and UPS report. With a major storm ongoing in the Northeast, the companies are trying to make sure deliveries stay on schedule.

source: AccuWeather.com

Date Event Time Dec. 15 Toronto WERCouncil Holiday Celebration Event 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18 Atlanta WERCouncil: How does your warehousing operation measure up? 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Jan. 8 WERC Webinar: Evaluating Metrics, Benchmarking & Best Practices 12-12:30...


Many companies are considering expanding U.S. sourcing or reshoring production back to the U.S. in an effort to be located closer to customers. Some of the benefits of sourcing locally include increased flexibility to adapt to variable demand, lead time, time to market,...

source: Fabricating.com via IndustryWeek

In an effort to enhance the overall content of WERCWatch, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WERC, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers...

source: MultiBriefs

Based on the data source you look at, there are two distinctly, but, at times, overlapping cases being made for the state of manufacturing here in the United States. On the positive side, the most recent batch of monthly manufacturing data for November from the Institute...

source: Logistics Management

Preliminary net orders of heavy-duty rigs in December surpassed 40,000 units for the second consecutive month, only the third time in nearly nine years that net truck orders exceeded the 40,000-unit level in back-to-back months, consultancy...

source: DC Velocity


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