Editor’s Choice: Labor Shortage and the Rise of Real-Time Visibility

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Longbow and looks at the ongoing labor shortage and supply chain visibility. Over the past 20-22 months, we have experienced worldwide disruptions that have altered… Continue reading Editor’s Choice: Labor Shortage and the Rise of Real-Time Visibility

ILWU leadership is confident a new labor deal with the PMA will be reached

While the negotiations on a new contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are set to begin in May, prior to the expiration of the existing deal on June 30, the ILWU’s top executive expressed optimism that a new deal will come to fruition. The ILWU represents… Continue reading ILWU leadership is confident a new labor deal with the PMA will be reached

Warehouse Labor is Front Page News: But what’s below the fold?

Source: Osha Certified Warehouse Worker Warehouse labor has been in the news quite a bit lately. Of course, virtually everyone relied upon direct-to-consumer fulfillment at some point during the COVID-19 lockdowns, placing widespread reliance on warehousing capabilities. In the longer term, warehouse labor has been increasingly in high demand as retail shifts more and more… Continue reading Warehouse Labor is Front Page News: But what’s below the fold?

Five Point Warehouse Tune-up – Logistics Management

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Supply Chain Survey: Talent and labor on the rise

The signs of a tight market are literally everywhere you look. Drive by any industrial park, and signs in front of warehouses and factories advertise hefty signing bonuses and hourly wage rates well above what was seen in pre-pandemic days. And, it’s not just front-line materials handlers in DCs or manufacturing who are in short… Continue reading Supply Chain Survey: Talent and labor on the rise

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): At the core of resilience

Hotbeds of activity in any business conditions, warehouses have been getting a lot of attention lately. The uptick in e-commerce sales, ongoing supply chain disruptions and the labor shortage are just a few of the forces exerting extra pressure on global warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) right now. As mainstays of the supply chain, warehouses… Continue reading Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): At the core of resilience

Imagine What 25% Labor Savings Could Do for Your Bottom Line

Total Throughput Divided by Total Labor Cost Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg – Know for Sure and Take Control with a Warehouse Labor Management System Dead reckoning. It’s a navigational term that describes an estimation based on little or no information. Not the best way to sail a ship. Not the best way… Continue reading Imagine What 25% Labor Savings Could Do for Your Bottom Line

NRF’s Shay calls on ILWU and PMA leadership to begin negotiations on a new contract

At a time when there is ostensibly a new supply chain- and logistics-related challenge popping up daily, it bears repeating that in the run-up to the end of June, yet another is looming, which could have significant repercussions for myriad industry stakeholders. This challenge is, of course, the pending June 30 contract expiration between the… Continue reading NRF’s Shay calls on ILWU and PMA leadership to begin negotiations on a new contract

Omicron issues are impacting staffing and service for FedEx

A customer service advisory issued earlier today by Memphis-based global freight transportation and logistics services titan FedEx stated that the company is again dealing with service disruptions, as was the case earlier this year. “The explosive surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has caused a temporary shortage of available crew members and operational staff in… Continue reading Omicron issues are impacting staffing and service for FedEx