There’s been more than enough whining about the availability and stability of labor in DCs and warehouses. Ignoring that path, about a third of facilities have put in place tools and practices that motivate and engage people. Everyone else has no choice but to follow or fall behind.
Talk to people about the current state of labor in warehouses and DCs, and you might be surprised by what they have to say. The conversation has changed lately, but not in the way you’re hoping.
There aren’t suddenly more people than jobs. Wages are not declining. Four generations will continue to be in the workforce. People are just as restless, often for a small increase in pay. And you shouldn’t expect any of that is going to morph anytime soon.
Source: Gary Forger, Modern Materials Handling Magazine