The current problems in Logistics
It’s no secret that the logistics industry is and will suffer from acute labour shortages now and in the coming years. Over the last 2 years 86% of logistics companies suffered from staff shortages.
Picking and packing is the main area that has problems recruiting and retaining staff.
The reasons for this are low wages, the repetitive nature of the work, the manual nature of the job, and a high percentage of time spent walking. In an average shift, each worker can expect to spend 60% of their time walking.
All of these factors cause staff to become less efficient as the shift and the weeks goes on.
This will all be exacerbated this month when the school holidays will take their toll on staffing levels.
It is quite clear that after Covid, the logistics industry has been left playing catch-up and that labour is its biggest problem.
Can this be fixed, quickly?
In a word, – “No”.
Each company will have to spend time evaluating their particular circumstances and then devise and design an automation plan to be able to get themselves on top of it.
This is where companies like the Logistics Improvement Group can be of great help for evaluation, planning and implementation.
With a history of over 40 years successful logistics and fulfilment operations, LiG could bring their knowledge and experience to bear for any or all of the following:
- Change programme running into difficulties.
For logistics companies already undertaking a change programme, which is not performing as expected. the Logistics Improvement Group have the skills and experience to turn it around.
- Programme and Project management
The Logistics Improvement Group has a methodology that applies to all projects. Their
suite of reports are the base of what they do and can be adapted to any client’s needs.
- Distribution Centre Automation
The Logistics Improvement Group experience ranges from less than 100,000 sq ft assignments to over 600,000 sq ft fully automated retail distribution centres.
The Logistics Improvement Group are always happy to formulate a policy which will bring you to the forefront of your industry and improve your profitability.
So ring 01908 474 929 to discuss your issues or arrange a meeting.