The rapid growth of omnichannel and multichannel distribution is pressuring shippers to perform to ever-higher standards, meaning warehouse managers need to find more effective ways to manage human resources.
Among companies surveyed for a recent study conducted on behalf of Kronos®, approximately half of respondents expect omnichannel costs to increase in the next 12 months. Of those, 66 percent say their labor costs are currently up 15 percent and 62 percent estimate labor costs will grow 12 percent in the upcoming months.
Clearly, without an effective labor management strategy, shippers risk losing business and wasting money.
Posted on 07/16 at 07:45 AM
U.S. businesses face the daunting reality that more than $70 billion in online sales could be returned annually. Learning how to develop an effective returns management policy is the focus of a new white paper from Purolator International.
Posted on 07/08 at 12:22 PM
The high-volume warehouse or distribution center that supports B2B, Omni-channel activities, direct-to-consumer shipments, and the Internet of Things all require a flexible and scalable supply chain in order to function at optimal capacity.
The problem is that most of today's supply chains are made up of fragmented silos of information that compromise their ability to compete, be responsive to customer demands or seize new business opportunities.
Posted on 07/02 at 01:46 PM
As customers' demands constantly evolve, transportation and logistics (T&L) operations are being put under growing pressure to offer more efficient delivery services, while not compromising on customer service. Using findings from a research survey conducted among transport and logistics managers around the world, this report explores how a combination of mobile technology implementations for mobile workers, and process re-engineering efforts can elevate operations to the next level.
Posted on 07/02 at 01:18 PM
It's a fact - most best-of-breed WMS providers force you to pay every time you require a system change. Uncover five more dirty secrets many warehouse management systems providers don't want you to know. Download the white paper 5 Dirty Secrets of Warehouse Management Systems to discover these hidden truths and gain valuable information on considerations for evaluating WMS vendors.
Posted on 07/02 at 01:02 PM
Highjump Software •
Not Sure? The Whitepaper "Stay or Switch" Provides the Research Necessary for You to See How Well Your Provider Stacks Up!
Posted on 07/02 at 12:56 PM
Too many companies invest in ERP systems but do not achieve the business benefits they anticipated. Sometimes, the ERP solution never fits the way your people and processes work.
Posted on 07/02 at 12:21 PM
Columbus Global •
How can you drive the greatest value from your third party logistics relationships? Turns out, the more you, as the outsourcing company, invest in the relationship - as a partner, not an overseer - the more value is delivered.
This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL, and pave the way for breakthrough supply chain performance. Are you following these 12 guidelines?
Posted on 06/25 at 07:05 PM
Kane is Able •
As more companies conduct business globally, and as more customers demand a wider array of shipping and receiving options, the need for holistic, omni-modal transportation systems has become imperative. The days when manual spreadsheets, phone calls, and emails were enough to effectively manage the transportation component are long gone.
Posted on 06/16 at 11:59 AM
One indisputable fact exists: Warehouse automation is one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
Given this fact, the decision to implement an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) should be an easy one to reach. A high-tech AS/RS offers companies an ultimate combination: a 20-25+ year lifespan with ROI achieved in 5 years or less.
Posted on 05/30 at 02:29 PM
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