SCDigest Editorial Staff
What are some of the key myths and misconceptions around Labor Management Systems?
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|Employee morale and retention goes up after LMS implementation, especially if incentive pay programs are used.
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The article below first appeared last year in the issue of The Supply Chain Digest Letter that focused on Labor Management. (See our Labor Management System resource page).
1. LMS is not an Executive Level Issue: Some logistics executives have viewed Labor Management as just a lower level warehouse issue. Wrong. The cost savings alone make it worth executive attention, and the ability for better budgeting, resource planning, and execution consistency should also serve to make LMS a key tool for executives to look for supply chain improvements.
2. If I have a WMS, I am getting Labor Management: While a growing number of Warehouse Management System providers now also offer LMS, the traditional productivity tracking capabilities of a WMS do not provide the benefits of a true LMS.
3. Employee Morale Will Go Down: Many companies mistakenly believe that while Labor Management may be good for the company, it will be poorly accepted by employees. The results, however, consistently demonstrate the opposite. Employee morale and retention goes up after LMS implementation, especially if incentive pay programs are used.
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