Labor is the most expensive part of any supply chain and logistics operation, and that’s never been more true than today. In response, operations have turned to LMS and automation systems. Once only practical for large operations over 200+ employees, LMS technology has become accessible to all sizes of operations. Dwight Klappich of Gartner Inc. has named Easy Metrics as a leading name in intelligent labor management, saying we’re “expanding the market potential for warehouse workforce management (WWFM) solutions (aka, LMS).”
“It offers an application platform and delivery approach that exploits the real-time data generated by warehouse management systems to replace industrial engineers that historically used stopwatches and clipboards to calculate goal times and planned work effort.”Dwight Klappich, Research VP at Gartner Inc.
Labor’s high cost and small recruitment pool means warehouse operations have to maximize the efficiency of their labor and find ways to minimize turnover. Utilizing the data analytics provided by an LMS allows operations managers to identify labor costs, optimize productivity, and compare performance against established labor standards.
If you’d like to read more about “smart” labor management systems — what they are, how they function, and the advantages they provide — you can read more on Logistics Management’s website.