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 […]



The Challenge of Seasonal Labor

Happy Holidays! To most of the United States, those words bring thoughts of family and fun. However, for those of us in distribution, they can bring a sense of dread for the massive rush of product that must flow through the supply chain to meet insatiable demands. This rush is also commonly referred to as […]


Data Insights from Wearable Devices

We are experiencing an explosion of data being created from internet-connected devices. Wearable devices are starting to gain a foothold in the market, and they can provide new insights into how work is being performed in the warehouse, manufacturing plant, or out on the road. Although wearable data by itself can provide useful information, its […]


Three Factors to Consider when Measuring ROI

Measuring ROI (Return on Investment) with labor management can be challenging. Many LMS providers focus solely on the performance standards (ELS) and then calculate what an improvement in those standards means financially. However, we have found that improvements in ELS often do not translate into reduced labor costs or improvements in profitability. Easy Metrics measures […]


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 […]