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Warehouse productivity fell by 7. 6 percent last year,
according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While
that might sound alarming, that bare statistic leaves
crucial information out of the story, says Ryan Birtwell,
COO for mobile solutions specialist Lucas Systems. “In
fact, the apparent decline in productivity is a function of
the increasing share of e-commerce orders flowing out of
warehouses and DCs, rather than a true reflection of labor
productivity rates,” Birtwell says. To learn more, read his
post, “Warehouse productivity is declining: Blame it on
e-commerce,” at blogs.dcvelocity.com/one_off_sound_off/.
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out the safety-related videos and articles from forklift
companies on the NFSD section of our website, www.
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