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All about your warehouse + your people!

Join the IWLA Annual Convention + Expo held in Phoenix from March 23rd through 25th

For those who are members of this association, you already realize the value proposition membership delivers. If you are not a member, I would recommend you visit www.iwla.com and consider the benefits of membership. I would like you all to consider attending this high value event.

Argos has been a Partner Member of this body for 2 decades. Some 7 years ago we seriously considered dropping our membership because we questioned the value proposition for us. On reflection I decided the problem was not with the association, but with us. We joined the association, exhibited at the annual convention and expected benefits to flow from that. No really significant benefits followed and so we questioned our membership.

At that time I decided we needed to be more proactive in our approach. I joined a number of committees, looked at the services offered (usually at no charge to members) and began to leverage our membership. The value proposition changed significantly and today I hold a seat on the board.

The key factor in this change has been recognizing the value of involvement. This is equally true for the warehouse members as it is for us as partner members. Networking with your peers, examining and benchmarking best practices, taking opportunities in the areas of education and legal positioning in staffing and contracts, having your voice heard in political forums are all available to you. Finding skilled employees in the career center, highlighting your existence and capabilities in the Logistics Services Locator for prospective customers and extending your reach through collaborative efforts with other members are just some of the benefits the active members are enjoying.

I look forward to seeing you in Phoenix.

 

In today’s competitive marketplace, we need all the advantages we can leverage for success.

This association provides far more advantage than even many members realize.

 

 

 

Best Regards,                    

 Geoff Hukins

 Executive Director | Argos Software

 IWLA Board Member

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3PLs face slowing growth in 2014!

Portrait of the 3PL Market

How have your operations emerged from 2013?
A recent article from Richard Armstrong – chairman & CEO of supply chain research and consulting firm Armstrong & Associates – has revealed major trends for 2014 and offers a first-hand look into the state of today’s logistics operations: 
  • Globally the 3PL market has grown to $704 billion
  • 36 % of the market is located in Asia-Pacific
  • North American market represents 25%
  • Domestic transportation management has been very successful: managers have developed efficient models such as separating carrier capacity procurement from sales management
  • Market growth in 2014 should be in the 5% range

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Best Regards,                    

 Geoff Hukins

 Executive Director | Argos Software

 IWLA Board Member

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How to optimize your nursery / greenhouse management

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Contact our Nursery Management Specialist, Rene Huurman at: rhuurman@argosoftware.com

Rene can help you optimize your business management, manage your operations, be up-to-date with industry changes & become familiar with the benefits of using ABECAS Insight.

Consider this high value event for your warehouse!

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The IWLA Annual Convention and Expo will be held in Orlando from March 10th through 12th.

For those who are members of this association, you already realize the value proposition membership delivers. If you are not a member, I would recommend you visit www.iwla.com and consider the benefits of membership. I would like you all to consider attending this high value event.

Argos has been an associate member of this body for 2 decades. Some 6 years ago we seriously considered dropping our membership because we questioned the value proposition for us. On reflection I decided the problem was not with the association, but with us. We joined the association, exhibited at the annual convention and expected benefits to flow from that. No really significant benefits followed and so we questioned our membership.

At that time I decided we needed to be more proactive in our approach. I joined a number of committees, looked at the services offered (usually at no charge to members) and began to leverage our membership. The value proposition changed significantly and today I am a champion of this association and a nominee for a seat on the board from March 12th.

The key factor in this change has been recognizing the value of involvement. This is equally true for the warehouse members as it is for us as associate members. Networking with your peers, examining and benchmarking best practices, taking opportunities in the areas of education and legal positioning in staffing and contracts, having your voice heard in political forums are all available to you.  Finding skilled employees in the career center, highlighting your existence and capabilities in the Logistics Services Locator for prospective customers and extending your reach through collaborative efforts with other members are just some of the benefits the active members are enjoying.

I look forward to seeing you in Orlando next month.

Best Regards,

Geoff Hukins 
Executive Director  
Argos Software  
(559) 227-1000

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In today’s competitive marketplace, we need all 
the advantages we can leverage for success.

This association provides far more advantage than even many members realize. 

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The best option for your Production Management: Check this out

Using spreadsheets is not always the best solution for your production planning!

The GIE Media Horticulture Group was looking for advice on Production Management and Cost Accounting. I answered their questions in this video.

Watch my interview at the MANTS Show!

 

Find us on Nursery Management for more videos.
 

 

 

 

BONUS: Read this White Paper on Production Planning

                                    

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