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Labor management

Building Trust With LMS

Labor management software (LMS) is an essential tool for increasing employee productivity and maintaining high customer service levels. Learn how LMS by Honeywell Intelligrated can be used to foster trust and transparency with a customer, which in turn can boost retention rates and satisfaction.

Robotic Unloader

Honeywell Robotics uses advanced vision-guided robotic technology, machine learning-based decision making and sophisticated AI — similar to that of driverless vehicles — combined with integrated controls and conveyors to automate the freight unloading process.

Productivity Gains With LMS

Jason Franklin discusses the range of productivity gains possible through the implementation of labor management software (LMS). Throughput gains are defined by the handling characteristics of the actual product and the starting point of the workforce. LMS not only defines the performances of individuals, but it also provides coaching and incentives, monitors work consumption, and determines where labor would best be utilized.

For every 100 people earning $15/hour, a 10 percent performance improvement will result in $225,000 in annual operational savings.

While it’s a known fact that distribution centers (DC) utilize a sizable amount of automation, some estimates claim up to 80 percent of DC activities are still performed by manual labor. But facing persistent labor challenges and unrelenting e-commerce growth, many DC operators are augmenting their workforce with a variety of robotic solutions.

Robotic automation creates jobs

Defining the ROI of LMS

Jason Franklin explains how the ROI for labor management software (LMS) is very well-defined because the tool can measure your improvements. For a facility with 50 direct labor workers or more, the expected ROI is about eight months. After this point, throughput, productivity and visibility benefits can be seen in your bottom line. 

If your DC is ready to achieve new levels of productivity and efficiency, I invite you to visit Honeywell Intelligrated at the 2019 ProMat and Automate expos on April 8–11, at Chicago's McCormick Place. 
I recently participated in a Modern Materials Handling (MMH) webcast to discuss some of the findings from “The Impacts of e-Commerce, Fulfillment Challenges and Improvement Priorities,” Honeywell Intelligrated’s research collaboration with the Peerless Research Group.
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