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Are you looking to streamline your picking process? The place to begin any analysis of all of the elements that go into establishing the optimum pick process is with this book: Pick This! A Compendium of Piece-Pick Process Alternatives. For the next seven days, WERC is offering a special discount on this valuable "encyclopedic" reference. Regularly priced at $98 for nonmembers, you can purchase it for a limited time for only $60 -- a 40 percent savings.
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Coming to the Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Managing and Improving Warehouse Operations seminar, March 23 to 24.

Kane Is Able
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Simplicity shines in packaging survey, package design
Healthcare Packaging    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an era of job insecurity, more work and less pay, a survey says pharmaceutical workers are turning to what's important. Meanwhile, simpler package design may be what's hot next. Pharmaceutical workers feel less satisfied than ever according to's 2010 Job and Salary Survey. A possible silver lining, according to that Web site's story about the survey: "You have changed the way you think about work and life. A good salary is important, but not the be all and end all." More

10 trends in sustainability reporting
Environmental Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Businesses face three key challenges when it comes to sustainability reporting, according to a new report. They include multiple metric frameworks, a lack of uniform definitions, and a lack of consistent applications, which have resulted in variable and unreliable measurement and disclosure results. The CSR Insight Report, based on two years of research, covers sustainability issues for reporting, investment and regulation. More

3 SCM table stake capabilities for the 2010s
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share
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By the 2010s I'm referring to the decade that has just begun and for which a colloquial name has not yet been coined. I feel that it's going to be an interesting decade for enterprise software because we are going to witness the fallout from the failure of big ERP vendors to make software that addresses the modern-day challenges of this decade and beyond. The last two decades are sunk; now it;s time to move forward. More

Collaborative Distribution
A new eBook written by Chris Kane of Kane Is Able, Inc. explains how Collaborative Distribution could be the next major advance in supply chain management. Learn how CPG manufacturers and retailers can save millions and embrace the green revolution. Download the eBook now.

To discuss how Kane’s Code Green collaborative distribution program can reduce your distribution costs to the Northeast, email Kane at

Software that tracks your carbon (so you can cut it)
DC Velocity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although the future of "cap and trade" legislation in the United States remains cloudy, the carbon management software market has seen a flurry of activity in the past year. A number of vendors have introduced applications that help companies measure their emissions of carbon dioxide, the gas often blamed for global warming. And it's not only established players like IBM that have jumped into this market; the entrants also include startup ventures formed just for that purpose. More

Third-party evolution
The Journal of Commerce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Given the dynamics in the trans-Pacific shipping market so far this year, with capacity so surprisingly tight and many shippers scrambling to find space at almost any cost, it seems certain that change is coming. Shippers have told me they will not allow themselves to be left in such a vulnerable position again, holding contracts with too few carriers and forced to knock on the doors of other providers with no previous relationship in place and little if any leverage to secure additional space at a reasonable price. More

Lydall Transport is now CrossGlobe
For over 50 years CrossGlobe has provided fast, efficient, trusted transportation & warehousing services to producers of specialized products that need expert care and handling.
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How to hire employees
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When you can't run your business by yourself, it's time to hire your first employees. Becoming a boss -- not just of yourself but of others -- requires leadership skills, fiscal responsibility and a certain finesse when it comes to dealing with people. It's human nature that people will perform best for a boss who can communicate his or her vision, motivate with incentives and treat workers with respect. More

Shipper jitters lift TMS sales
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In a sluggish economy, you might expect software sales to be languishing along with everything else. But that's not the case with transportation management software applications. Sales of these systems, which help shippers manage their freight movements and expenditures, remain brisk and are expected to maintain their momentum throughout the year. More

Medical device packaging updates focus on standards
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Cost pressures continue to influence the health care packaging sector, and medical devices are no exception. And while delivering a safe, effective medical device package to a hospital or other end user always will be the top priority of medical device manufacturers, MDMs also must consider economic factors. Costs come into play in designing medical device packaging, where there's an occasional tendency by some MDMs to "over-package" to meet worst-case scenarios. More Manages Freight Claims Worldwide! was developed to provide a quicker and more efficient way for freight claim professionals to process and manage their OS&D claims and thereby improve cash flow for their business. It was established as a means to link shipper and 3PL's to the carriers that accept claims via the Internet.

Great Recession of 2009 will leave permanent mark on U.S. production capacity
Supply Chain Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The economic turmoil that gripped the United States and the world from the last quarter of 2008 through 2009 will leave a lasting impact on the strategies and footprint of U.S. manufacturing -- and not necessarily for the better. Trends seen before the recession appear to be accelerating. More

Blaming Toyota's supply chain
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We're only at the beginning of what promises to be a long-running drama of finger-pointing, recriminations and possible lawsuits over the safety problems afflicting Toyota's best-selling cars. But it's not too early to ask the basic question: For a company that seems to have done everything right in its supply chain, how did it get things so spectacularly wrong? More

SAE's SelectorPro
Are you ready for case level lot tracking coming in 2012? If your selectors are reading check digits you’re not. MORE
Anaheim 2010
Vocollect, #1 in the Business of Voice
Vocollect, Inc. is the number one provider of voice solutions for mobile associates worldwide, helping customers achieve a higher level of business performance through voice. Every day Vocollect enables over 250,000 associates worldwide to distribute more than $2 billion dollars worth of goods from distribution centers and warehouses to customer locations. Learn more
Find New Warehouse Value with WMS Analytics
In 2010 WMS solutions will continue to offer solid ROI for your warehouse, but analytics will increasingly be the key to driving new value from this investment. RedPrairie’s Performance Management solution can help you analyze where you can find new value in your warehouse. 
Your System Integrator for Sorting of Books, Garments, Multi-Media, Post and more
DistriSort Inc offers a wide experience and excellent competence in complete sorting solutions for SINGLE items in products such as: Books, Garments, Music + Multimedia, Shoes, Small Parcels, Flyers, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics. Our control systems are developed in house (DistriSoft®) and control all aspects of the sorting system, including the sorter, scanners, induction belts, supply and dispatch conveyors and special machines. More

The "right stuff" for end-to-end fulfillment and distribution

Infor SCM Warehouse Management helps companies maximize product placement strategies, prioritize tasks, implement fair productivity standards, and increase logistics efficiency. 

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