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Intelligrated webinar series kicks off with labor management discussion

On Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. EST, Intelligrated will launch a new webinar series called On The Move.  This informative educational platform is designed to address the many fulfillment challenges and trends that are taking place in the material handling industry.  Our intent is to give attendees access to insights and unique perspectives from Intelligrated's many internal experts and distinguished guest speakers.

On The Move will utilize an interactive webinar format that allows attendees to submit questions to the presenter throughout the event which will be answered during a Q&A session immediately following the presentation.  If a question is not addressed within the allotted time, attendees will receive an answer via email.  In addition, we will post previously aired episodes in an archived section here on our website and on our YouTube channel for on-demand viewing.  

As fulfillment operations adapt to major transformative forces, such as e-commerce, omnichannel retail and supply integration, we're excited to provide the industry with an educational forum to help us assess the challenges and collaborate to create effective solutions.  We hope you'll join us in this important effort.  Now, on to our first webinar...

Responding to labor management challenges in an omnichannel world

Our industry is experiencing significant labor challenges.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 60 million baby boomers will exit the workforce by 2025, while only 40 million will be entering the labor pool.  Another report by Bain & Company states that 25 percent of warehouse supervisors are older than 55 years old.  The result is what's referred to as a "hollowed-out" workforce.

Jason Franklin, our labor management and business intelligent expert, will lead the first installment of On The Move.  Jason has a deep understanding of labor challenges modern fulfillment operators face.  From the skilled labor shortage and competitive wage pressures to high turnover and seasonal demands, distribution centers are experiencing a labor crisis at a time when service level expectations are higher than ever.  He will discuss several approaches to maximizing the engagement of the available worforce through labor management system (LMS) technologies that drive a commitment to accuracy, speed and productivity.

Among the topics Jason will discuss include:

  • Incentivizing performance to deliver increased productivity and accuracy
  • Creating an environment of employee engagement through commitment to their success
  • Leveraging LMS systems to improve the onboarding process
  • Rewarding high-performing associates to instill healthy competition
  • Using analytics to identify employees who may need additional training
  • Providing equipment and tools to help employees thrive

We hope you'll join us on Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. EST for our inaugural On The Move webinar episode.  To learn about the latest labor and performance management technologies, click here to register for this important and timely event.