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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
According to Wanted Analytics, over 49,000 supply chain jobs were posted online in the last three months alone, up 24 percent from the same period last year. Additionally, these positions have become increasingly strategic. In this article, I look at which jobs are in high demand and the skills necessary for success.
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.
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.
Due to workforce talent shifts and the apparently unbreakable mantra that “supply chains aren’t sexy,” Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook represents a metaphorical coup for a logistics field in a high-level talent crisis. What’s most surprising about Cook’s ascension up the ladder is his origin in the supply chain.
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