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How to Combat Labor Shortages with the Best Mix of Automation

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  • Date Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  • Time 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location Theater H
  • Type Seminar

Presented By

Jim McLafferty - Director, Post and Parcel


What You Will Learn

Learn how to identify real-world strategies to use automation to cope with the ongoing shortage of qualified labor in fulfillment, distribution, and parcel operations. By investigating the causes and effects of the labor shortage, you will better understand how to work around it. The discussion will focus on what operations are best suited for automation and what automation is currently and soon-to-be available. Then see examples of successful automation deployments, ranging from small-scale automated work cells to full-blown automated facilities. You will leave this interactive session prepared to evaluate opportunities for improved labor strategies within your own operation.

Key Takeaways

• How bad the US labor shortage is
• Effects on your business
• Factors causing and worsening the labor shortage
• Functions and operations that should be automated
• Optimum amount of automation
• Implementing automation with your existing workforce


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