Gary Forger, Contributing Editor for Modern Materials Handling, recently wrote an article about modern labor management practices. He asked top industry experts, including St. Onge Company’s Bryan Jensen, for their opinions. Bryan discussed how the placement of DCs can increase the flexibility of labor.
One trend Jensen identifies is third-party logistics (3PL) providers building what he calls campuses of DCs. In a relatively small region or area, the 3PLs may well build multiple buildings. Historically, labor was devoted to a single building. Not necessarily any longer. Instead, as seasonality and peaks work their way through the year, labor is moved from building to building based on needs. That helps stabilize the workforce.
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