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Register Today: How to Win the Talent War in Supply Chain

Join Us on Friday, March 22nd 

With the growth of e-commerce, a strong economy, and a shortage of nearly 1M warehouse workers, the pressure to hire, train, and retain quality talent has never been more challenging.

Please join us Friday, March 22nd at Bryant University
& discover the new talent that will soon be ready
to join the supply chain workforce in 2019. 
Topics: Supply Chain Event Staffing WERC

Warehouse Employee Retention Techniques & Ideas PODCAST

Staffing, employee retention, and productivity are hot topics during an economy with a low unemployment rate of 3.7%. In August we shared the benefits of Big Ass Fans, and in July we shared how to reduce employee turnover and improve productivity.

Topics: Productivity Staffing Podcast

Investing in Staff Retention Takes Many Forms – Including Big Ass Fans

(Or, we just wanted  to use the word “Big Ass” in a serious business article.)

While we’ve seen the topic of staff retention in warehouses and manufacturing plants  come up more frequently than ever, most of the discussion until now has been focused on compensation and skill training. While there are legitimate needs to address stagnant pay, lack of career paths and insufficient training, in many cases retention is much more about creating a great work environment.

Topics: ROI Trends Process Improvement Staffing

How to Reduce Turnover and Improve Productivity on the Manufacturing Floor

There’s no doubt—manufacturing is a tough industry to work in. With tight turnaround times, increasing shipping demands and the need for immaculate quality, it’s a challenging space for a business to grow and thrive. To further complicate things—administrators are finding it difficult to attract and retain talent.

Topics: Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Mobile Power Process Improvement Staffing

Combating the Labor Shortage: 3 ways to Improve Working Conditions

I’ve been a business owner in the warehousing industry for more than a decade now, and the labor shortage issue has never been more prevalent.

At the beginning of the year there was more than 12.5 billion square feet of industrial space across the U.S., and this will only grow as an excess of 200 million square feet is currently under construction. Add to that the growth in ecommerce, which is expected to grow to $4 trillion by 2020. As warehouses grow and expand, the need for workers becomes increasingly critical. But who's going to do the work if your business is not ready to heavily invest in automation and robotics?

Topics: Warehouse Management Staffing Leadership

Retaining Warehouse Workers is as Simple as Reducing Walking

There has been much written about finding and retaining warehouse workers lately. These issues are not going away as eCommerce is expected to grow to $4 trillion by 2020. Who is going to do the work?

Topics: Productivity Planning Efficiency Staffing