Three Automated Solutions for Overcoming a Labor Shortage

Modern Materials HandlingCimcorp in the News: In practically every industry, companies are facing labor shortages. These year-round shortages are increasingly difficult during peak seasons when sales spike. Challenged already by lean staffing numbers, facilities have to keep up with an influx of orders while still meeting consumer demands for product variety and faster deliveries.

Fully manual warehouses in particular feel the pains of peak seasons. They are quick to run out of space as manufacturing raises output to meet heightened demand. Staff have to scramble to physically pick orders for shipment. Many companies rely on hiring seasonal labor, but that comes with additional costs and challenges in providing adequate training.

Instead, manual facilities can look to automated materials handling to optimize operations–both year round and during busy peaks–and mitigate the challenges of insufficient staffing.

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