When to use Engineered Labor Standards vs. Reasonable Expectancies.

Executive summary: Utilizing labor standards is a critical part of a successful labor management program. Multi-determinant engineered labor standards provide a more accurate performance expectation as compared to reasonable expectancies. An LMS is instrumental in developing fair labor standards and managing performance. In an era of evolving labor demands including protecting employee welfare while still […]

The Value of Incentive Pay in Labor Management System

Executive Summary: Incentive pay programs can lead to higher productivity, better retention, and labor cost savings. A successful incentive program requires well-defined performance metrics and a labor management system (LMS) to track and manage engineered labor standards. Non-monetary incentives also play a crucial role in fostering a culture of high performance.   With the labor […]

How to Choose an LMS that Harnesses the Power of Intelligent Path Plotting

Warehouse operators face increasingly complex challenges in plotting the most efficient travel paths for goods moving from point A to point B on the facility floor. These challenges include a greater need for support in determining the best possible one-way and equipment-based paths. Here’s what to look for in a labor management system (LMS) to […]

Choosing the Right Labor Management System Partner for Your Business

If you consider all the current challenges that are impacting your supply chain, rising labor costs and employee turnover are probably some of the most painful. That’s why many high-performing businesses are turning to labor management solutions to help retain talent and increase worker productivity. But having labor management software by itself isn’t enough. Choosing a partner […]

Should You Implement a WMS Before an LMS—or Both Together?

Manager Explaining Work To His Employers In Warehouse.

When it comes to deploying warehouse management systems (WMS) and labor management systems (LMS), the most common approach is to start with a WMS and then add an LMS when needed to create additional labor cost savings. However, a growing number of organizations are finding it a best practice to implement a WMS and LMS […]

How High-Performing Companies are Navigating Labor Challenges

Open Jobs Positions Puzzle

Labor turnover remains a big issue for supply chain organizations. And with 9.9 million job openings in the U.S., according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the demand for labor isn’t likely to dissipate anytime soon. While labor-shortages can be found across nearly every industry, they’re especially prevalent within the supply chain. A CNBC survey […]

How Effective Is Your Labor Management System Program?

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Take Our Quiz to Find Out With inflation hurting margins, labor markets remaining tight and lingering supply-chain issues underscoring the need to maximize operational efficiency, there’s never been a more critical time to assess the state of your labor management program (LMP) and make needed upgrades. It can be difficult to know where to start […]

ProMat 2023: Key Labor Management System Takeaways

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TZA was pleased to connect with clients, prospects and our market partners at ProMat 2023. The ProMat tradeshow focuses on material handling solutions including software solutions for warehouse and labor management. There was also a focus on warehouse automation products such as robotics or high-density automatic picking systems. We were among 1,050 exhibitors at Chicago’s […]