Author Archive for Peter Schnorbach

The Forces Driving the Need for Employee Engagement in the Warehouse

ARC Advisory Group recently did a survey that yielded some interesting findings of the current labor situation in warehouses and distribution centers. For instance, 50% of all warehouse job openings have five or fewer applicants, which is up from 32% five years ago. Of that smaller pool of applicants, half have no prior experience. At the same time, the survey found that turnover is higher than ever before. Also, a healthy overall economy, and a […]

Read More →

Survey Says? Warehouse Managers Must Get Mobile

Today’s warehouse distributors face many challenges, not the least of which are meeting higher service levels and operational cost constraints. In this environment, it’s more important than ever that managers spend time on the floor, managing associates to drive optimal levels of productivity and monitoring work throughout the warehouse. This represents a difficult balancing act, however, as distribution center managers and supervisors traditionally lack access to critical real-time data anywhere but the office. With this […]

Read More →

Guest Commentary: Labor Optimization in the New World

As the speed and agility of supply chains evolves, the way in which labor resources are optimized also needs to evolve in order to keep pace with the changing buying behaviors of consumers. When retailers add the ability to change where and how products are fulfilled, they also need the ability to flex resources up or down to ensure they have the right number of people to support the real-time changes taking place at the […]

Read More →