After inventory, labor is by far your largest warehousing-related expense. To control distribution costs, you must manage labor costs very carefully. KANE gives you a high-performance workforce at the lowest total cost, while maintaining a high degree of control and oversight. We hire and train people to view themselves as seamless extensions of your operation, sweating the details and doing what it takes to get the job done right.
Check out the KANE-sponsored report by Logistics Management magazine: Labor Management Strategies in the Warehouse."
We are better able to monitor and measure activities with an LMS.
- Logistics Director, Food & Beverage Company
KANE's research on warehouse labor management suggests that, of those firms that have implemented a labor management software system (LMS), nearly all have seen significant productivity improvements. These kinds of productivity gains suggest there would be a solid ROI from investment in an LMS, or a relationship with a 3PL that leverages such systems.
As part of KANE’s research on labor management strategies in the warehouse, we asked shippers about their use of formal labor management systems (LMS). Here’s what we found:
Among those not currently using a LMS, one in four (23 percent) say they are planning to implement or evaluate such systems within the next two years, while most of these firms say they have no plans at the present time. Among shippers who have implemented LMS systems, about half have experienced productivity improvements in the 10% – 24% range.