Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Many participants noted that when Amazon raised their warehouse rates to $15 an hour, many of the companies were already paying far more than this, and the working conditions were often better than what workers encountered at Amazon. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

If things don't change, and we continue up this progression, by 2026, we will be at 170,000 drivers short. Warehousing is one link in the supply chain that needs to take a more active role in embracing technological innovation, according to the researchers.

The Future of Retail Supply Chain: What’s in Store?

Logistics Bureau

Perhaps stores will become more like showrooms with shopping floor space turned into mini-warehouses, from which online orders will be locally fulfilled. These agents might triage returned items and buy/sell them, return them to a retailer’s local store or ship them directly back to suppliers, depending on which proves to be the most cost-effective option for the retailer. Automation within warehouses will surely reach new heights as robotic technology improves.