From the labor market to pressure on productivity levels, DC managers and supervisors are under great pressure to maximize efficiencies. Getting labor management right is a key factor in hitting those imperatives.
A fundamental shift is underway in labor management best practices today. And it’s coming none too soon.
As you well know, labor is tight and often on the move from one employer to another. And, we all know that’s not going to change anytime soon. In fact, the Conference Board doesn’t expect the blue collar labor shortage to improve until 2030 or later.
Meanwhile, distribution center managers are under constant pressure to improve productivity as the velocity of DCs continues to ramp up. Omni-channel and e-commerce are generally making the drive for higher performance even more acute—and that’s not about to change either.
That confluence has created a pinch point that can be difficult to squeeze through on many DC floors. But it’s not impossible.