Even though it may sound like a cliché, the fact is that employees really do hold the key to the success of any high performance operation. Warehouse and distribution center employees also represent one of the biggest items on the budget, accounting for upwards of 60% of total operating costs. Thus, any productivity improvements will have a big impact on the bottom line.
On the other hand, the atmosphere around labor-intense, high performance business operations in distribution, manufacturing, healthcare, field service and the like have been transformed thanks to new labor management systems (LMS). But while this type of software offers enticing benefits for your workforce`s performance, it’s not without its challenges.
Operating executives cannot sole rely on systems, automation, or the diligence of a few outstanding employees to deliver all the results their companies need to stay competitive, profitable, all while remaining an appealing place to work.
With this in mind, there here are five common challenges that companies often encounter when implementing labor management systems, or LMS.