Ongoing Labor Shortage Underscores Need for Optimized Warehouses

A national unemployment rate hovering around 4% is a good thing for the economy but makes life difficult for managers of distribution and fulfillment centers. Finding sufficient staff is a problem that’s not likely to go away soon, so companies are looking to maximize productivity and reduce inefficiency.

This special report from Multichannel Merchant explores ways ecommerce and direct-to-customer merchants are creating optimized warehouses to address labor shortages. This includes tactics like incentives, space optimization and investment in a modern warehouse management system (WMS).

In the MCM Special Report you will learn:

  • MCM Special ReportAbout the shift from centralized DCs to smaller regional fulfillment centers
  • About leveraging existing WMS capabilities like labor management and order flow
  • About the advantages of a modern WMS, including granular KPIs and volumetric data
  • How more efficient space utilization can fuel opportunistic buys that capture more sales

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