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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]