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? 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 […]
A study sponsored by Intermec in 2012 found that an average warehouse worker can lose 15 minutes a day due to process inefficiencies. That translates to 3,000 Labor Hours lost to inefficiencies every year! How does one begin to chip down on that number? The principle is simple. Chipping away at it day by day […]
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 […]
Three causes for the current labor shortages and how to navigate them with a Labor Management System.
Labor shortages are the top threat to warehouse operations in 2022. Read on to see how you can combat them. A recent headline grabbed my attention, “America’s labor shortage is bigger than the pandemic”. For those of us working in warehousing, it certainly feels that way. Employers are raising standard pay, offering more flexible schedules and other […]
COVID-19 has drastically reduced the workforce by 4.5 million in November alone quitting their job. See the Labor Department’s latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. E-commerce demand has significantly increased, resulting in a wider variety of SKUs combined with smaller order sizes that require more people to support logistics than ever before. Order-picking has […]
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SERIES #4 Three Tips for Successfully Deploying Business Intelligence (BI) in Your Warehouse
If you read our post, Using Labor Management and Business Intelligence to Become an Employer of Choice, you know that the backbone of any good labor-management program is a Labor Management System (LMS) with Business Intelligence (BI) functionality. Having BI tools embedded in your LMS will enable you to analyze all the data you’re collecting […]
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SERIES #3 THE FOUR SIGNS YOU NEED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI) IN YOUR WAREHOUSE
BI in the warehouse is no longer “optional.” Organizations have too much data. It’s coming in from too many sources and stored in too many places. Getting value from that data is the key to surviving and thriving in 2022 and beyond. If any of the following four scenarios feel familiar to you, it’s time […]
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SERIES #2 USING LABOR MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TO BECOME AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE.
It’s hard to believe what’s happening with warehouse wages. According to the results of a survey by GlobalTranz Enterprises, LLC, a leading technology-enabled third-party logistics solutions provider, nearly half (47%) of those surveyed said they would be paying higher salaries or wages to attract new talent and retain current employees before the end of the […]