Labour and skill shortages
Following the Covid pandemic the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK found that 86% of companies were experiencing warehouse staff shortages.
People were looking for less physically demanding and more mentally rewarding work in other sectors.
As a result, the remaining logistics workforce comes under even more pressure, which in turn causes them to reconsider their position.
Replacing staff is time consuming and costly, whilst the time to completely get on top of the job is also costing the business money.
All this leads inevitably to only one conclusion – automation.
Automation by degree
The logical step is to tackle the areas that require the most human involvement – picking and packing.
Walking, picking, packing, and loading can all be carried out robotically, thereby saving humans from repetitive, mindless work and potential repetitive strain injury.
Given that warehouses are looking for more and more space in their existing premises the only answer is to go up and this requires programmable and automated forklifts that can reach the top without risk to life.
When you combine these two reasons the safety, cost and profitability implications become more and more obvious.
However, the question remains how do you go about automating your business?
You need to call in the experts who specialise in Logistics Business Transformation.
The Logistics Improvement Group (LiG)
LiG are one such company with the expertise to specialise in helping logistics businesses make the transition to automation.
“The Logistics Improvement Group, represents the coming together of three Logistics based consultancies with a history of over 40 years of successful operation.”
They specialise in:
- Distribution Centre Automation projects.
- Total Business Transformations from start to finish.
- Managing Programmes and Projects on behalf of the Board from inception to “Go-Live.”
Distribution Centre Automation
LiG can help you specify your distribution centre requirements from design to build, material flow assessment, outline design, procurement, vendor selection through to implementation.
The business transformation process can be managed by LiG within a governance process that is well trusted and will be supported and sponsored by the CEO and board.
Business Transformation Turnaround
If your business transformation project is not performing as expected or you require short term support to resolve an issue, LiG offer the skills and experience to turn it around.
Programme and Project Management
LiG can deliver large budget logistics transformation, like Distribution Centre automation, or network reconfiguration across various geographies and/or outsourcing.
Planning and implementing a business transformation is a vast undertaking and expert, and experienced help can greatly assist in achieving the goals quicker and at lower cost.
LiG delivers successful Logistics and Supply Chain projects globally.