Warehouse labor shortage

“The fantasy of finding someone who is punctual, productive and willing to be paid a pittance is hard to let go of.” -- The Wall Street Journal, August 2014

While everybody knows about the shortage of truck drivers – and knew it was coming, how many have considered what is happening to the labor pool for warehouse workers?

Demographic factors will impact this labor force too:

  • More people seek higher education
  • Lower birth rates
  • Higher rates of disability

Higher wages are a certainty – but will more people get drawn into the workforce by more money? In trucking average wages of $50,000/year have not been enough. How much will be enough to get warehouse workers in the numbers needed?

One way companies are looking to increase their warehouse productivity is through Interleaving.  Click the bold words to get our take on the subject.