This Online Self-Study training course focuses on how to avoid problems within
the area of labor scheduling. It examines challenges such as scheduling to
cover all hours that the warehouse is open, including finding and managing
employees on second and third shifts.
This three-hour Online Self-Study discusses how to effectively manage labor
scheduling within logistics. It looks at four areas where labor productivity
can be impacted:
Labor costs and personnel issues
Organization and dispatching of work
Material handling, selection, and facility layout
Staffing levels and strategic issues
For the first area, the course emphasizes the basic data collection and
assessment that must take place in order to be able to make intelligent
decisions about which improvements to make. In the second topic discussed, on
the organization and dispatching of work, the course provides details on the
changes required (operating procedure, a change in a warehouse management
system, or both).
Thirdly, the course discusses re-slotting and introducing new material
handling equipment, which typically requires a significant effort in both
systems and physical movement as well as a potential capital investment.
Finally, in the last topic, the course highlights the tradeoff between labor
capacity (and therefore cost) and customer service objectives.
In this training course we will look at several ways to assess and improve
warehouse labor management. At the end of this course, you should be able to:
Estimate the labor cost of picking an order, which will permit accurate assessment and valuation of improvements, facilitating good management decisions.
Understand worker issues including motivation, compensation, safety issues, and loss prevention.
Know how work can be organized to improve labor productivity.
Know how to create a “warehouse within a warehouse” to improve labor productivity.
Understand capacity and service tradeoffs in a facility and how operating characteristics of warehouses in a network can contribute to a coherent supply chain strategy.