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Featured News
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Annette Danek-Akey of Penguin Random House Inaugurated as New WERC Board President »
Oak Brook, Illinois – May 20, 2019 – The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), , announces the i...
Monday, May 6, 2019
WERC’s 2019 Annual DC Measures Operational Benchmarking Report »
Oak Brook, Illinois – April 20, 2019 – The DC Measures 2019 annual benchmarking study of key warehousing and distributi...

News Stories
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ways to Measure Productivity Without a Labor Management System (LMS) »
Not an empty chair was in sight in the peer-2-peer discussion, “Ways to Measure Productivity Without a Labor Management Sy...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to successfully slot multiple, disparate facilities within the same network »
During the Thought Leader session, “Implementing a Hybrid Approach for Customized Slotting Across a Distributed Network,”...
Thursday, May 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attract, retain employees with a culture and benefits that appreciate their value »
In a Thought Leader during WERC's 2019 Annual Conference entitled, “Give Your Warehouse Workers Four Weeks of Vacation? Ab...
Thursday, February 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scott Whiting urges fellow WERC members to hire from alternative workforce »
Born into his family’s third-party logistics business in Detroit, Scott Whiting grew up sweeping floors and counting inven...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Forkliftaction Report: A year of strong growth – and rising tensions »
Forkliftaction Report: A year of strong growth – and rising tensions   First published in Forkliftaction...

Member Spotlights
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Ken Woodlin »
Incoming WERC Board President Ken Woodlin dedicated to initiatives that increase member value Ken Woodlin...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chris Kremer »
Chris Kremer uses VETS to WERC during transition from military to civilian career Chris Kremer U.S. Ar...
Monday, March 6, 2017
Brandon Jeffries »
How one of WERC’s youngest members is maximizing his membership Brandon Jeffries Young Professional Member...

Press Releases
Thursday, January 10, 2019

ALAN Updates
Thursday, March 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes In Wake Of Southeast Tornados And Floods »
For Immediate Release/For further information, contact:  Lori Lockman, ; 770-653-1586 LA...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes for California Fires »
Effective immediately, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has expanded its disaster micro-site to include key detai...

Women @ WERC
Tuesday, January 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Words of Wisdom from Women @ WERC »
Words of Wisdom from Women @ WERC As the Women @ WERC program has developed, both female and male members of WERC ha...
Monday, June 18, 2018
Sheila Benny »
Sheila Benny relishes WERC’s numerous opportunities to serve within the industry Sheila Benny President,&nbs...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Catherine Cooper »
Catherine Cooper, past WERC Board President, gained skills outside her career from volunteering with organization...
Monday, June 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kristi Montgomery »
New WERC Board Member Kristi Montgomery eager to help develop innovative approaches to attracting greater diversity within...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Annette Danek-Akey »
Annette Danek-Akey enjoys challenge of motivating volunteers throughout her WERC leadership roles Armed with a Mast...

Lifetime Member
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Ken Ackerman »
One of WERC’s founding fathers continues to serve the organization Back in the mid-1970s, Ken Ackerman, president of...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thomas Sharpe »
WERC lifetime member and former Executive Director revamped Annual Conference as foundation for organization’s success...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Burr Hupp »
Lifetime Member Burr Hupp, a driving force behind WERC’s formation As the first Executive Director of the Warehousin...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bob Angel »
Remembering Bob Angel, WERC Lifetime Member, whose desire for warehouse-specific professional education led to the organiz...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Bruce Abels »
Forty-year commitment to WERC and to developing the warehousing and logistics profession Bruce Abels Presid...