Are your DC Managers a leading cause of turnover?

DC Managers

Over the past few months, we’ve been sharing content on hiring challenges and turnover issues. In this post, we’re going to cover one of the top reasons that employees leave a job and what you can do about it. Research from global staffing firm Robert Half suggests there’s truth to the saying, “People leave managers,…

Utilizing LMS to Manage the 5 Generations in your DC

Managing The 5 Generations With LMS

For the first time in history, five generations are working side by side in today’s distribution centers. Whether this multi-generational workplace works – or doesn’t – is, in a large part, up to your managers and how they relate to employees of different age groups. The first step to ensuring success is to study the…

Freight rates are skyrocketing – here’s how Labor Management Software and Engineered Standards can boost driver performance and save you money

driver performance

The global supply chain disruptions of 2020 continue to create challenges in the freight marketplace. Surging e-commerce demand, ocean shipping volatility and motor freight capacity constraints are all factors driving manufacturers and distributors to search for new ways to improve productivity and reduce transportation costs. Both have long used Labor Management Software and Engineered Standards…

Hiring Warehouse Talent is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Should Know

Hiring Warehouse Talent

Hiring warehouse talent has been a challenge for years. While forecasting 2021 hiring trends continues to be a challenge given all of the unknowns surrounding the ongoing pandemic, warehouses and distribution centers are continuing to face a shortage of qualified workers as the number of opportunities in the sector continues to grow. If you’re hiring…

Using a Labor Management System (LMS) to Combat Retention Issues in Your DC

tza protrack - lms

There was a time when labor management systems were primarily used to monitor the performance and the cost of labor, and larger organizations tended to be the ones deploying them. Today, an LMS is becoming as necessary as a Warehouse Management System (WMS). According to Evan Danner, CEO at TZA, “When you have as much…

Does My Distribution Center Have a Turnover Problem

Distribution Center

Employee turnover is a given in any business. But a high employee turnover rate in your distribution center (DC) can signal trouble. Why? Because employees who are satisfied with their jobs generally don’t give them up. TZA is currently seeing that a significant number of companies are in the 20-40% turnover range, a number that’s…

The Time Has Come to Step Up Your Labor Management

Labor Management At Work

2020 is behind us at last. It was a year of ups and downs that found some businesses soaring and others ducking for cover. Companies that distribute items deemed essential saw their businesses explode and struggled to handle the volume increases. Those that distribute items considered non-essential had to find creative ways to keep the…

Understanding Engineered Labor Standards

Developing Engineered Labor Standards

Clearly defined expectations are essential to your workforce’s success. Engineered labor standards are the cornerstone of having fair and accurate performance expectations for your team and, when used correctly, help your organization build a culture of high-performance and positive employee morale.   Engineered Labor Standards Defined An engineered labor standard is a form of work measurement. According…