What does the gig economy mean to warehousing? The warehouse and DC industry has always had somewhat of a gig culture, owing to seasonal and temporary labor needs. 3PL companies especially are partnering with the gig economy to take advantage of its flexibility. A changing attitude towards work is driving the move to the gig economy. And technology has made it easier for individuals to connect with potential customers or employers and find work on a flexible basis. The growing rise in tailored or intuitive training has also fed into the gig rise as people can get trained and be up and running in terms of productivity very quickly[…]
ARC Advisory Group/Logistics Viewpoints is conducting a survey to determine the perceptions, priorities, and strategic initiatives of today’s supply chain and logistics executives. Preliminary survey results thus far suggest that supply chain resilience has been increasing in importance over time, but still remains secondary to the end goal embedded in the perfect order metric – the right product, to the right place, at the right time. And it appears that the combination of labor and inflation in the form of warehouse labor cost inflation is currently the highest concern for 2023 among the listed warehousing related external factors in ARC’s survey.
Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Open Sky Group and offers tips for removing wasted time in your operations. “Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin…” That’s an opening line from a […]
Chad Collins, CEO of Körber Supply Chain Software provides his perspective on the widespread labor constraints impacting warehouse operations; the ways in which management can improve engagement with warehouse workers; warehouse technologies to improve associates’ job satisfaction, productivity, and safety.
What almost cost $2B a day and more than 700,000 jobs in the US alone, but would have led to global reverberations? The rail industry was on the brink of a strike-induced labor shortage that would have happened overnight if the President hadn’t intervened. This averted disruption is just one recent example of the impact […]
How to Get the Most Out of Your Labor Management System Using Engineered Labor Standards to Impact Warehouse Output You were smart enough to invest in a tier one labor management system (LMS), but is your LMS smart enough to deliver the productivity you expected? Like any intelligent system, your LMS is only as smart […]
The Voice of the Warehouse Worker research by Lucas Systems delivers numerous insights and provides suggestions on topics such as physical demands of the job, training and technology, perceptions on robotics and other technology including potential benefits and concerns. Contrary to common perceptions, warehouse workers overwhelming believe that technology […]