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In this issue of ACWI Advance we look at:
- The right people and management practices are key to preparing for the peak season.
- The Material Handling Institute acquires the Warehouse Education Research Council.
- ALAN members assist in relief efforts following a string of major hurricanes and fires.
- Halloween sales won’t be as robust as 2019, but are still expected to be fairly strong,
- Last year, workforce positive drug tests reached a 16-year high, a survey shows.
- A pilot program seeks to find out if young people can safely drive heavy-duty trucks.
- The government warns employers about a new cyber threat targeting remote workers.
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Having the right people and the right kind of management practices in place are key to being prepared for peak season demands, industry experts informed the members of the Warehouse Education Research Council.
The advice was offered by Brian Devine, senior vice-president of EmployBridge, a leading supply chain staffing agency and the parent company of ProLogistix, and Gerald Perritt, managing partner of The Perritt Group, the supply chain and operations management consulting firm.
The Material Handling Institute has acquired the Warehouse Education Research Council, which now functions as a division of MHI.
WERC was founded in 1977 and has developed educational programs and conducted research concerning the warehousing process and to refine the art and science of managing warehouses.
Members of the American Logistics Aid Network are assisting in relief efforts following a string of major hurricanes and the fires out west.
ALAN expanded its Disaster Micro-site to feature helpful Gulf Coast information resources. In addition, it is monitors and shares information about events and potential supply chain impacts via the free Supply Chain Intelligence Center.
As would be expected, because of the Coronavirus Halloween sales won’t be quite as robust as they were last year, but they are still expected to be fairly strong, the National Retail Federation forecasts.
“The autumnal holiday may look a little different this year, but consumers are finding ways to safely mark the occasion,” NRF has discovered.
In 2019, workforce positive drug tests reached a 16-year high, a nationwide survey finds.
Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce last year. In urine drug tests, they climbed to the highest level since 2003 (4.5%) and were more than 28% higher than the 30-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012, reports Quest Diagnostics, the diagnostic testing company.
A pilot test program intended to find out if 18, 19 and 20-year-olds can safely drive heavy-duty trucks is now underway.
The three-year program launched by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will admit 200 younger under two circumstances. One is if they have operated intrastate commercial motor vehicles for at least a year and 25,000 miles.
The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a Cybersecurity Advisory Alert warning to employers about a new threat targeting remote workers.
The latest attacks by corporate computer hackers were first mounted in mid-July and rely on a technique called voice phishing, or “vishing.”