Updated: Oct 8, 2018
This is a very interesting article. READ HERE “Will 2016 Be the Year Warehouse Automation Fixes Your Labor Shortage?”
I am an advocate for taking care of your people and finding new ways of working those workers instead of replacing them with automation. But, let’s face it, there is a labor shortage across the entire Supply Chain. I do believe automation can help off-set labor shortages for supply chain operations. However, it does open up another area of which there is a labor shortage – supply chain technology experts. You need qualified technology experts to be able to implement and work with the automation systems. The problem is a catch-22. There are steps being taken to expand educational opportunities for supply chain – operational & technological. But, we need to still focus on finding balance between labor needs and automation.
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