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Most supply chain personnel want to do well at their jobs. However, you can drive greater productivity from the same workforce by introducing a fair, well-publicized incentive program. Incentive-based payment programs are a method of paying associates who exceed clearly stated expectations when completing value-added activities within the warehouse, such as picking, replenishment, packing, etc...

How often have you needed to re-design a solution or change process flows during a Warehouse Management System (WMS) go-live?  Was it because the system design was bad from the beginning? Did the process flows initially make sense, but ultimately, they didn’t match up with reality?

Your workforce is your most valuable warehouse asset. These valuable workers push your business forward every minute of the day. In fact, labor typically represents about 50–60 percent of the total cost for warehouse operations. With warehouses already running on thin margins, it’s critical to the financial health of the organization to carefully evaluate your workforce’s productivity and your...