A recent survey commissioned by ProGlove revealed that 74% of warehouse leadership are concerned about maintaining productivity levels in the warehouse. Given the current macro-economic climate, and global supply-chain challenges, maximizing productivity has never been so important. Productivity is made or lost on the warehouse floor, so this insight from floor workers shines much-needed light on personnel's central role in unlocking productivity gains.
"The findings in our survey lay bare the pressing need to embrace human-centric technology products, to deliver better working conditions, higher productivity, and improved customer service," says Ilhan Kolko, CPO of ProGlove. "Facilitating human-machine collaboration in the warehouse, through wearable tech, will not only enhance workers, but it will also keep them safer and happier.”
- One of the major barriers identified to maintain productivity was people and 76% of warehouse floor workers state having the right people was the top priority in maintaining or improving productivity.
- 42% of floor workers surveyed highlighted staff exhaustion and fatigue as significant challenges in the warehouse. With the labor market experiencing continuing shortages, there is a clear and present need for organizations to prioritize worker wellbeing and build efficiency around them, not despite of them.
- According to the survey, other prerequisites for sustained success include improving processes and workflows (72%) and optimizing space and layout (66%).