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3 WMS Reports You Should Run Regularly


Running WMS reports is crucial for optimizing your inventory and warehouse management processes. We spoke with 3 WMS experts and identified three reports that can be used to help improve your overall warehouse efficiency by highlighting supplier performance and best practices for labor allocation and pick paths.

3 Supply Chain Certifications That Will Help You Land a Job

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Supply chain certifications are increasingly becoming a prerequisite in supply chain careers—but there are many to choose from, each of which requires a considerable investment of time and money. We spoke to three experts with nearly a century of experience between them to help you decide which certification is best.

WERC Warehouse Certification Benefits: The Secret of Qualitative Improvement

WERC Warehouse Certification

Three years since the launch of WERC’s warehouse certification program, 33 major distribution centers have received the WERC Certified seal of approval for adhering to industry best practices. Let’s discuss how certification works, what you need to know before being audited and how to ensure you get the most from the entire process.

2013 Guide to Government Incentives for Fuel-Efficient Commercial Trucks

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The benefits of increased fuel economy in your heavy-duty truck fleet are numerous–and so are the equipment costs. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to provide all of the information and resources you need to obtain information on government financial incentives for green commercial trucks.

5 Strategies to Boost Your Warehouse Workforce’s Efficiency

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In a survey conducted by Intermec at the end of last year, it was reported that mid-sized warehouses lose approximately 3,000 hours a year due to workforce inefficiencies. In this article, I cover five strategies to help eliminate common issues that lead to reduced efficiency within the warehouse workforce.

4 Solutions to Improve Fleet Efficiencies and Keep on Truckin’

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As the economy recovers, the number of goods to ship will increase. To meet the coming demand, transportation companies have to ensure their operation is running as efficiently as possible. In this article, I profile four technologies that can be deployed to improve transportation efficiency and increase margins.

5 Questions to Start the Sustainable Supply Chain Conversation

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Moving forward, sustainability within the supply chain will evolve from “greenwashing” to become the foundation of great business. I feel these five conversations must occur within supply chain leadership for sustainability to become synonymous with reduced cost, risk mitigation and a socially-responsible business.

9 Warehouse Retrofits to Go Green and Reduce Energy Consumption

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Green, ecologically-minded warehouse retrofits can reduce a facility’s carbon footprint, increase its value and lower energy costs. But how can a warehouse be renovated to become greener with only a modest investment? Here are nine great warehouse retrofit suggestions that won’t break the bank.

Four Best Practices to Improve Supplier Performance Scorecarding


In a recent conversation with Sherry Gordon, President at Value Chain Group, I asked her what it would take to make scorecarding a more beneficial practice. These best practices can help guide effective performance management initiatives that benefit sourcing experts, purchasers and other supply chain leaders.

Today’s Supply Chain Secret Sauce: More Visibility, Fewer Silos


A May 2011 study by Capgemini found that improving supply chain visibility was the top initiative for executives, with 45 percent of respondents putting it at the top of their lists. By creating more transparency throughout the supply chain, managers can prioritize where to invest in network improvements.

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