Warehouse workers value technology so much that they are willing to take a pay cut and switch jobs to use tech to help them do their jobs better, according to market study insights released today from Lucas Systems.
DC operations in many companies are becoming more complex and changeable, with new business requirements, which are now coupled with new forms of modular automation and robotics. There are also many companies in the industry who have grown successfully and organically, that are still operating as they did when they were much smaller, simpler entities. These companies face critical decisions in upgrading and enhancing their operations to continue to be competitive.
While labor woes are spurring many organizations to accelerate their efforts in exploring automation and technology, one rather interesting, and somewhat outside the norm area of technology that shows potential, and is being used by some organizations such as Amazon to enhance employee engagement and retention is gamification.