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WERC local events that you should consider attending:
07/14 Baltimore/Wash DC WERCouncil Penguin Random House Tour
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07/30 Northern California WERCouncil's Lagunitas Brewery Tour
08/05 Columbus WERCouncil 2nd Annual Presentation on "Labor in the DC"
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10 tips to manage traffic safety in your facility
Warehouse & Logistics News
With 20 percent of all workplace deaths still caused by vehicles, here are 10 cross-industry tips that will go some way toward making your workplace safer, streamlined and more efficient.
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Wal-Mart's challenge to retail supply chain
"I want us to stop talking about digital and physical retail as if they're two separate things. The customer doesn't think of it that way, and we can't either. Customers just want us to solve their everyday problems with an easy, seamless shopping experience." A lot of people in retail are starting to think this way. The significance of this particular statement is that it comes from Doug McMillon, president and CEO of the world's biggest retailer – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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7 lean manufacturing principles that improve training
Reliable Plant
Corporate trainers and lean manufacturing experts often work in the same places. At some sites, they share thoughts and ideas, each advancing the other's cause and making progress together on shared projects. In other cases, though, they remain "siloed" and don't have an opportunity to cross-pollinate. This is a shame because each can learn valuable tips from the other.
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How supply chain managers can mitigate cyberattack risk
Supply Chain Management Review
Air and ocean cargo shippers can also play a proactive role in the war against cybercrime and terrorism, says Suzanne Richer, director, Trade Advisory Practice, Amber Road. At the same time, she says, logistics managers can protect themselves and their supply chains. "Ensuring electronic data is accurate is critical to ensuring on time delivery," Richer said.
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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.

Is your supply chain ready for the congestion crisis?
Harvard Business Review
Longer commute times are just one sign that congestion is creeping into our lives. Highways and bridges are in desperate need of repair, making travel slower—and more dangerous. Our overburdened air-traffic-control system struggles to deal with increasingly crowded skies.
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UPS study reveals industrial distributors' waning customer loyalty
Modern Materials Handling
Industrial distributors are facing changing market conditions that are challenging their long-standing business models, according to the UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics study, conducted by global research firm TNS. The study revealed buyers are increasingly willing to purchase outside of their existing supply base, and identified four significant forces that are impacting how the relationships between industrial distributors and their customers are being redefined.
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6 tips for having those tough talks
American Express OPEN Forum
Have you ever been rudely interrupted during a meeting? How about having to deal with a business partner who just can't keep up their end of the bargain — ever? During these uncomfortable situations, you may have avoided confronting the other person because you weren't sure what to say and didn't know how the conflict would affect your relationship.
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Pay attention to technology — Your counterparts are
Procurement Leaders
If there is anyone out there who doubts the importance of technology in procurement, recent news from Cisco should have been a wake-up call. The company announced that Rebecca Jacoby, formerly chief information officer, would become senior vice president of operations. Among her responsibilities: the company's supply chain. Analysts said that her appointment reflected the company's increasing emphasis on technology, including technology for managing the supply chain.
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Overcoming burnout: 5 ways to get back on track at work
"I haven't seen you smile in a week," Anne vividly recalls her husband saying. She was in the depths of burnout. She worked as a medical professional in a relentlessly pressure-packed environment, with an unreasonably heavy workload, yet she didn't think her job was the source of her unhappiness. She had come to blame herself, believing she was simply incompetent.
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