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Warehouse Tech: Build the Supply Chain of Your Dreams Part 1 of 3

Imagine you have an unlimited budget and an amazing IT department… what new technologies would you implement for your warehouse and supply management systems? Which would you choose to improve first? Inventory handling? Personnel management? Transportation efficiency? How does your own warehouse utilize recent advances in technology? Pretending you have that unlimited budget, here are […]

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Polar Vortex

The first hot new phrase of 2014 could arguably be “Polar Vortex.” According to Wikipedia, a polar vortex is a persistent large scale cyclone located near the planet’s geographical poles. It’s not the first time the phenomenon has been identified, but it certainly did become a common topic the week of January 6, 2014, when […]

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Xact Warehouse Solutions’ Core Values and Mission Statement

In June, Xact Warehouse Solutions team members, Kevin Kelley and Stacy Kelley, reflected on the lessons learned during their EntreLeadership week in May. Below is the set of Core Values and the Mission Statement inspired by that reflection. Xact Warehouse Solutions’ Core Values 1. Serve God and serve others. 2. Treat others the way we […]

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Xact Warehouse Solutions at EntreLeadership

Last month Xact Warehouse Solutions traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to spend a week experiencing financial coach Dave Ramsey’s Entre Leadership Master Series. The event included seminars on organization, team culture, recruiting, finances, and external affairs, and provided a refreshing perspective on our goals as a company. We’ve begun using the many invaluable tools we took […]

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U.S. Veterans in U.S. Logistics

As American presence in Iraq and Afghanistan dwindles, more and more members of the armed forces return home and prepare for a new season in life.  Some of these men and women will continue domestic military careers but many seek a fresh start in the private sector.  In this month’s edition of DC Velocity senior editor Toby […]

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10 Ways to Repurpose a Pallet

18th century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge is perhaps best known by his Romanticized tale “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” in which sailors lament “Water, water, every where, and all the boards did shrink; water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.” Perhaps more fitting to the material handling industry would be “Pallets, […]

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Pallet Rack Safety

It’s easy to become comfortable with routines, less careful with safety procedures, and familiar with the tools we use every day.  However, in the warehousing industry, this can be incredibly dangerous.  No doubt, pallet rack is one of the most commonplace varieties of material handling equipment, seemingly an extension of the building in which it stands. Although we […]

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Shrinking the Globe (Somewhat) Locally

Logistics Management’s Patrick Burnson wrote this month about alternative distribution networks on the rise as global shifts prove traditional off-shoring to no longer afford the savings it formerly did.  With contributions from several logistics experts, Burnson has provided much food for thought. Dr. Dale Rogers, co-director of the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University details […]

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Changes for Leading Supply Chain Organization

The group formerly known as Material Handling Industry of America will now be referred to as simply Material Handling Industry.  Interestingly enough, this change is not only indicative of a broadening of horizons, but also a return to origins.  MHI was founded as such in 1945.  The MHI of today will continue to focus on […]

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2013 Supply Chain Industry Predictions

Clifford Lynch, of C.F. Lynch & Associates, has looked into his crystal ball (and called upon years of experience) to make predictions for the supply chain industry yet again this year. In this month’s edition of DC Velocity, Lynch has drafted a top-ten list of changes (or lack thereof) we can expect for 2013. 1) The Usual; […]

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