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How to Ensure Your Employees Are Happy

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Happy employees are the key to a productive and engaged team. People who feel fulfilled by their jobs are passionate about the work itself and the company they represent. If you’re not sure if your team is happy, pay closer attention to their behavior. People who are constantly cranky, frequently absent, and spend most of… Read more »

Should Your Warehouse be Welcoming or Discouraging Wearables?

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Wearable technology is changing the way warehouses operate. New devices are constantly appearing, allowing warehouses to boost productivity, cut costs, and increase accuracy. Tech savvy gadgets like smart glasses are making traditionally time-intensive tasks — e.g., sorting and shipping — a breeze. No doubt, you’ve heard of these innovations and are wondering if you should… Read more »

Four Steps You Can Take to Make Your Work Environment Healthier

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A healthy work environment is filled with happy, productive employees who truly enjoy their jobs. If you feel like your team isn’t in peak mental or physical condition, it’s time to give them a much-needed boost. Work is a huge part of life. At the minimum, full-time employees spend 40 hours per week at the… Read more »

What Should You REALLY Look for When Conducting a Background Check

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As an honest employer, you want to believe top candidates have portrayed themselves in an authentic manner, unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. When there’s something to hide, certain people will find ways to evade the truth, or outright lie to you. Consequently, background checks are always a good idea. Results of a March… Read more »

How Amazon’s Drone Delivery Could Disrupt the Traditional Supply Chain

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These days, new advances in technology are constantly changing the way society functions. This may soon include the manner and speed at which packages are delivered. In December, Amazon delivered its first Prime order by drone in England. A device once viewed as a toy, drone delivery could majorly upset the supply chain in its… Read more »

Shift in the Market Drives a Decrease in Shipping Costs

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The past two years have been very challenging for many shipowners and operators. Many factors — low freight rates, decreasing asset values, a decline in profitability, and barren cash balances have caused shipowners to look for ways to cut costs as much as possible. Finding ways to slash ship operating expenses has become crucial to… Read more »

Three Steps to Making Your Good Employees Great in 2017

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Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is officially underway, it’s time to start making big plans for your company. You have a lot to accomplish this year, so you need 100% effort from every single person on your team. Right now, you have some really good, solid employees on staff, but that isn’t enough to… Read more »

The Importance of Supply Chain for the Sharing Economy

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Composed of companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, the sharing economy has majorly changed the business realm. For example, when someone needs a ride, they can simply order an Uber, instead of calling a taxi — a move that can save a great deal of time and money. Despite the unconventional aspects of the sharing… Read more »

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