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 […]



Plugging the Gaps in your Data

Continuing the discussion of data driven standards and the gaps in data that all companies have to deal with, this blog will address the problems of missing work flow data and missing metrics.   Missing Work Flow Data A normal warehouse management system (WMS) will only capture about 50-60% of the actual work flow that […]


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 […]


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 […]