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The Secrets to Successful Reverse Logistics Management for Your Warehouse

In this article, read about: The Value of Good Reverse Logistics Management Forward Logistics vs. Reverse Logistics  Amazon and Reverse Logistics Management in the...

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Ultimate Guide to a Successful Fire Safety Training Strategy for Warehouses in 2021

Warehouse fires are a real threat to worker safety and significant financial liability for companies worldwide. Despite strict workplace fire regulations, fires cost businesses...

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6 Emerging Logistics and Supply Chain Trends in 2021

In the last few months, the global pandemic has affected almost all aspects of the world economy. One industry that has seen particularly noticeable...

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Social Sustainability in Warehouses – How to Prevent High Fluctuation?

Sustainability is an important topic for warehouses all over the world. Over the last 5 years, the e-commerce boom has skyrocketed demand for logistics...

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6 Tips To Write Efficient SOPs

Squeeze the Most Out of Your Sops Documentation Using Our Success Proofed Writing Tips: Effective work instructions should not be taken for granted. They...

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6 Popular Yet Effective Training Methods for Warehouse Workers 

No matter how much technology enters the factories, blue-collar workers still serve as the backbone of most businesses. Due to factors like seasonal changes...

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The Impact of a High Employee Turnover Rate in Logistics

Fifty-six percent of workers in blue-collar industries are at risk of quitting.  With the national unemployment rate at ~3.7%, the lowest in the last...

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How to get more female workers to overcome talent shortage

Only 20% of the blue-collar workforce are women. In times of low unemployment rates and thus, resulting in a significant talent shortage, it has never...

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Best Practices for Warehouse Worker Onboarding

After navigating the process to recruit talented blue-collar workers for your site, you may be patting yourself on the back while thinking that you...

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Occupational health and safety: Warehouse safety in a modern era

Occupational health and safety (OHS) is a world-wide challenge covering warehouse safety, risk mitigation, and occupational health and wellness charters. OHS is more than ensuring...

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Expert Interview: How to adapt training within industry (TWI) to my company needs

Let’s talk with Susanne Svenningsen from Siemens Gamesa. Listen to her interview about Training Within Industry: Training within industry (TWI) is a training method...

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The TOP 5 failures in logistics training

Having proper training in place is crucial to have productive employees. But as a #kaizen company, we believe in continuous improvement. And we believe in...

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How to future-proof your warehouse during the ‘in between’

It goes without saying that most, if not all, families have been negatively affected by this crisis. But what about your work family?  How...

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Simplified Technical English - a guide to write effective work instructions

To produce effective instructions for your warehouse workers, you should consider writing them in simple language. By doing so, you can make sure that...

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Attract and integrate new warehouse worker - 5 tips

When hiring new employees, there are many challenges which you will face throughout the whole process until the worker becomes fully integrated into your...

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The only time more is actually less (and a good thing!), or: Lean + Six Sigma

The following contribution to the already extensive body of knowledge associated with Lean Six Sigma endeavors to look at those areas where both Lean,...

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Language matters: How to ensure your warehouse workers understand your instructions

Is your company, like many others, facing difficulties related to an increasingly diverse workforce with employees from different countries? You are not alone, since...

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Six Sigma: 6 methodologies you can start implementing today

Despite similarities to network design and project management models born of the 1950s as well as those from decades earlier (think Toyota Production System...

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How To Have a Safe Training and Onboarding Process During COVID-19

Amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19, many, if not most, factories, manufacturers, and processing facilities have been deemed “essential” businesses. Logistics companies, in particular,...

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Efficient Onboarding for Temporary Warehouse Workers

The temporary workforce is on the rise. Roughly 900,000 temporary workers were employed in Germany in 2019. This accounted to 2.3 per cent of...

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Change Management in Worker Training: How To Successfully Implement New Training Methods

As leaders in the industry, you know the importance of focusing on the worker for effective management. But do you know how to implement...

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What To Do When the Warehouse ‘Wares’ You Out

The below article goes beyond the daily tactical challenges warehouse managers face in order to provide a more comprehensive, or 360-degree, look into the...

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How To Get Lean After COVID-19

The below article endeavors to provide both warehouse team leads and site managers with an up-to-the-minute look at the current state of supply chain...

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Why You Should Implement Lean Techniques Into Your Warehouse

After learning about the “human side of lean” aka. Training within industry as a leadership program, we would love to take a closer look...

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