Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Friday in 5 – Interesting news from across the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up-to-date. This week: A hot freight market has spurred hiring by trucking companies; Nordstrom invests in personalization technology; Walmart expands its grocery delivery service; growth in e-commerce increases demand for fast payments; and some employees…

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America’s New Labor Reality

Retailers across America have been announcing that they will be hiring thousands of seasonal workers for the holiday season this year, just in time for a wave of new labor regulations. On December 1, 2016, updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will raise the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for exemption from…

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Enterprise-Level Workforce Scheduling and Labor Management Optimization in the Customer-Connected Era

Today’s staff scheduling and dynamic multi-function planning, coupled with task productivity, are important in today’s retail store and within the warehouse environment. Task dispatch, priority, and integration within the day and across the week are crucial to matching customer needs and demands in addition to customer traffic patterns across retail/warehouse.  Integrated Labor Management and Workforce…

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Store-Level Workforce Scheduling and Management Across Staff, Tasks by Day and Week in the Customer-Connected Era

Today’s staff scheduling, dynamic multi-function planning scheduling, and task productivity are important in today’s retail store environment. Task dispatch, priority and integration within the day and across the week are crucial to matching customer needs and demands. Best practice is to plan, schedule, and automate the deployments of sales and support staff to match needs…

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Key Capabilities Required for Omni-Channel and Direct to Consumer Fulfillment

Today’s picking activities in the warehouse need to evolve under B2B/B2C convergence. New methods and labor processes in dispatch and picking are required that are more event and customer driven than ever before (Figure 1). Figure 1: Dynamic Event Driven Capabilities in Omni-Channel Fulfillment When a product flows to a DC or store, it is…

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