4 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS IN 2023

As we welcome the fresh start of a new year, it’s a great time to evaluate your current labor management strategies for potential improvements. To get you started, here are some positive labor trends we’re watching at TZA along with actionable tips to take the best advantage of them.   OBTAIN ACCESS TO “NEXT-LEVEL” OPERATIONAL DATA […]

USING A LABOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) TO COMBAT RETENTION ISSUES

There was a time when labor management systems (LMS) 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 as necessary as a Warehouse Management System (WMS). According to Evan Danner, CEO at TZA, “When you have as much […]

ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS FOR A HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKFORCE

What does it take to build a high-performance workforce? The answer might vary, depending upon your business strategy, but establishing a high-performance workforce generally relies upon a number of specific operating components including: careful labor planning, well-established standard operating procedures, accurate performance expectations, appropriate onboarding, continuous training, employee engagement, incentive pay programs, rewards and recognition, […]

Understanding Engineered Labor Standards

Clearly defined expectations are essential to your workforce’s success. Multi-determinant 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 […]

THREE STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR LABOR MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND REDUCE LABOR SPEND

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Logistics Management editor Bridget McCrea says, “as the highest expense for any warehouse or distribution center (DC) operation, labor management is essential”. But in today’s fast-paced distribution environment, everything from the shortage of labor resources, evolving e-commerce demands, and seasonal sales fluctuations can make labor management particularly challenging. Today’s Labor Management Systems solve three basic […]

WANT THE SECRET FOR REDUCING YOUR DISTRIBUTION CENTER’S OVERTIME COSTS? CHECK OUT THESE KEY STRATEGIES.

Utilizing overtime hours can be a cost-effective way to increase your distribution center’s capacity to meet unexpected surges in business or just to offset soaring turnover. However, if overused, overtime can increase your turnover, even more, decrease your productivity, and ultimately damage your bottom line. Typically, some portion of overtime hours is unnecessary. Unnecessary overtime […]

TZA Best Practices: Managing Change in Today’s Climate

Managing Change: Best Practices from TZA   Particularly in an era of global uncertainty and volatility, change of any kind is difficult for most people to navigate. That includes the organizational changes needed to adapt to varying market conditions, enact process improvements, and implement labor management programs that can boost the bottom line. That’s why […]

Is Poor Performance Acceptable in a Tight Labor Market?

Is Poor Performance Acceptable in a Tight Labor Market?   It’s not your imagination. Employees have more leverage in the job market than ever before, according to workplace experts. As University of Minnesota workplace researcher *Phyllis Moen notes, “This is the first time I’ve really seen the power shift to the employee.”   A recent “Talent […]

Plan Today For The Labor Issues Coming To Your DC Tomorrow.

Effective workforce staffing practices can have a long-term impact on a company’s competitiveness and sustainability, especially in today’s market where labor shortage is more the norm than the exception. The issue is that planning usually is done by intra-day or weekly planning models. While very important to execution, to manage to staff optimally, you need […]