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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



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WERC Has the Book on Piece Picking

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pick This! A Compendium of Piece-Pick Process Alternatives outlines the elements of a piece-pick system, explains equipment choices and possible picking methods and provides a step-by-step approach to determine the best option for your application. The Guide is rich with photos, illustrations, explanations and detailed pros and cons and pricing ranges and written by a team of experienced operations design consultants and engineers from OPSdesign Consulting®.

Ordering information: Pick This: A Compendium of Piece Pick Process Alternatives, 91 pages. Order online at www.werc.org or call WERC at 630.990.0001

Piece-pick operations are the most complex and labor intensive activities within the warehouse. There are literally hundreds of combinations of processes, systems, infrastructure and labor deployment strategies to consider when designing a piece-pick operation. Because of the increasing importance of this topic, warehousing professionals have been looking for a complete guide to this important topic. Now WERC has that publication to offer.

"WERC is pleased to offer this exhaustive study because it focuses on a critical warehousing function and enhances our library of practical warehousing topics," according to Michael J. Mikitka, CAE, CMP, WERC's CEO. "The text is comprehensive and easily accessible. It truly is the piece-pick "bible.'”

The Guide can be ordered at www.werc.org

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