In his recent DC Velocity blog post, Steve Simmerman, VP of Business Development for TZA, asked the question: “Does the average consumer have any idea how hard a warehouse team works to receive, store, pick and ship their favorite products?”
As Steve points out that no matter what other methods you use to boost productivity in your distribution operations, it “fundamentally comes down to the people working in that DC.” From his perspective, a speedy conveyor, slick WMS, or scanning technology means nothing if the people in the DC are not trained, coached or motivated to succeed.
Are we doing all we can to train, coach and motivate your warehouse staff? Do your supervisors and HR team have the training and leadership skills to help integrate best practices the culture of the DC? Are you struggling to bring your temporary labor up to desired productivity levels?
Those are all areas that can be addressed by utilizing a Managed Services workforce solution. Managed Services, or insourcing, puts the warehousing experts on your front line, executing on your behalf to dramatically increase the performance of your warehouse workers. It’s very much like utilizing an outsource partner without the risk of outsourcing. You are still in charge of your operations, your customers and your destiny. New-Era provides you with the trained workforce and managers, enabled by ProTrack Labor Management technology, LEAN techniques and engineered performance standards.
With Managed Services, warehousing will still be hard work…but we can make it easier to achieve higher productivity and reduced labor costs. We will ensure that the people working in your DC have the skills, training and tools to get your products out to all those consumers who really have no idea of what is takes behind the scene.