DCs Work Smarter to Address Labor Challenges: Results of the Warehouse and Distribution Center Employment Outlook Survey

Our recent survey of US supply chain executives found that 90% of DCs are struggling to hire hourly workers. Competition with new mega DCs, increasing ecommerce orders, and overall market growth are contributing to a historically tight labor market in many distribution hubs. The majority of executives surveyed said they have added hourly workers and almost half have increased wages greater than 5%, more than double the national average.

In addition to identifying the key hiring challenges, the survey identified the leading strategies  DCs are taking to improve labor efficiency and productivity. Software investments lead the way, while some operators are building all-new DCs or investing in material handling automation.

Download the Survey Report to understand the key factors driving labor challenges in the DC and what technologies companies are adopting to improve labor productivity and efficiency.