WSI’s Tanya Rogers Named Responsible Care Partner Employee of the Year WSI’s Tanya Rogers Named Responsible Care Partner Employee of the Year - Apr 16 2019

Seven years ago, WSI employees Tanya Rogers, Environment & Safety Coordinator, and Ryan Hannam, then Director of Safety, brought the company into the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care (RC) program. The RC program includes 220 chemical manufacturers and hundreds of their partners who are directly involved in the sales, shipping, storage, treatment, and disposal of chemical products.

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The Value of Building Trusted Partnerships Across Your Supply Chain The Value of Building Trusted Partnerships Across Your Supply Chain - Apr 16 2019

Few shippers can handle end-to-end supply chain activities all on their own. Materials must be sourced. Products must be designed, prototyped, and tested. Then they will be manufactured, shipped, and sold. Returns must be handled and processed. If one link in the supply chain should fail, the entire process could potentially fail with it. That’s why it’s important to work only with trusted suppliers, contractors, and logistics providers that value your business as much as you do.

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Deal or No Deal? China Tariffs After the 90-Day Pause Deal or No Deal? China Tariffs After the 90-Day Pause - Apr 04 2019

The entirety of 2018 was marked by a near-constant stream of retaliatory tariffs levied in both directions by United States and China as each country tried to scare the other into backing down. At the end of the year, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to put new tariffs on hold for 90 days while they tried to hammer out a trade deal.

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How AI is Driving the Development of Automated Guided Vehicles How AI is Driving the Development of Automated Guided Vehicles - Mar 27 2019

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) have been used in distribution, fulfillment, and manufacturing for several years to improve operational efficiency and address shortages in labor. They can pick and carry lighter items and move on a predefined course between two or more locations—which was something out of science fiction at the turn of the century.

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Warehouse Supervisor Keith Tezino Works Hard But Plays Harder Warehouse Supervisor Keith Tezino Works Hard But Plays Harder - Mar 13 2019

Our employees are the backbone of our success, and we strive to recognize them for the hard work they do for us and for our customers. We have many employees who go above and beyond every day, and we will continue to feature them as part of our ongoing effort to acknowledge their contributions and loyalty to WSI.

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Bitcoin Volatility: Is Blockchain for Logistics Still Relevant? Bitcoin Volatility: Is Blockchain for Logistics Still Relevant? - Mar 04 2019

Blockchain gained popularity thanks to Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency to gain prominence after its launch back in 2009. In November 2018, Bitcoin took a 37 percent nosedive, lowering the market value of cryptocurrencies by $70 billion. In 2019 alone, Bitcoin has undergone several more startling drops—most notably a $16 billion drop in a 24-hour period in January and another huge crash that took only an hour on February 24,, 2019, among Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other popular cryptocurrencies.

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Five Technology Trends for Supply Chain Managers in 2019 Five Technology Trends for Supply Chain Managers in 2019 - Jan 28 2019

We live in an increasingly digital world, and the supply chain is no exception. The digitization of the supply chain is well underway as shippers seek increased visibility, improved costs, and greater control over the flow of raw materials and finished goods.

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Frank Blation Frank Blation - Jan 18 2019

As part of our ongoing effort to acknowledge, thank, and highlight the hardworking and loyal employees that embody WSI’s vision of absolute reliability to the customer, enthusiastic service to the community, and dedication to the balance between work and life, we would like to recognize Frank Blation.

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Logistics Challenges That Will Shape the Supply Chain in 2019 Logistics Challenges That Will Shape the Supply Chain in 2019 - Jan 01 2019

Supply chain transformation has been the name of the game in recent years as shippers and logistics providers continuously strive to adapt to volatile market trends and technological advancements.

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Make a Greener Supply Chain Your New Year’s Resolution Make a Greener Supply Chain Your New Year’s Resolution - Dec 28 2018

In the past decade, consumer demand has driven massive changes in the supply chain. Free shipping and two-day shipping are so common now that many shoppers won’t make an online purchase if they aren’t available. As we enter 2019, it’s important to remember the power of consumers to impact the success of our businesses.

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