7 Must-Haves for Good Labor Management

Good labor management has become a necessity in today’s very competitive distribution environment. In our hundreds of implementations, we have learned that there are 7 key factors you must have for a successful labor management program (LMS). They are: 1. Track 100% of Time – The goal of any labor management system should be to […]


Cost to Serve – The 4th Dimension of Process Analysis

Objective and measurable employee performance standards are an excellent way to drive workforce engagement, improve productivity, and measure process improvement. The most common method of deriving performance standards is through the use of Engineered Labor Standards (ELS). This involves an industrial engineer conducting time and motion studies, data analysis, and industry best practice methodology to […]




Thinking Beyond Labor Management

The tight labor market and finding good people is on the top of every manager’s mind right now, so maximizing productivity with labor management is a very hot topic. However, we also need to think long term because there is one thing that is constant and that is change! There has been a lot of […]


Warehouse Industry Trends Presented to WERC

WERC, the Warehouse Education and Research Council, is a really fantastic organization that has done a lot to help educate professionals in the distribution industry. Easy Metrics was fortunate to be able to present at a WERC conference back in 2014. Since then, our industry has gone through a massive transformation, and WERC invited us […]


How E-Commerce Is Changing Distribution

E-commerce has forever changed distribution and created a level of complexity never before seen, with higher customer expectations and new retail demands. Distribution centers are now required to ship several different ways:   1. Bulk Ship – Traditional full pallet/container shipments to retail distribution centers, to then be further broken down and shipped to retail […]