Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces a new solution designed to help promote social distancing measures as businesses reopen, using sensors embedded in tags that buzz when personnel get within six feet of one another. Employees can simply wear the electronic tags on a lanyard, similar to building or equipment access cards, offering a minimally intrusive solution that only makes its presence known when providing a proximity alert.
Labor accounted for the largest share of expenses, followed by property rent/lease/mortgage costs.
May 29, 2020
The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) released first-quarter data showing the general major cost structure of operating refrigerated warehouses. The cost of labor was once again the largest share of expenses, followed by property rent/lease/mortgage costs.
The study projects that the industry likely won’t experience dramatic job loss over the next decade, though many workers may see the content and quality of their jobs shift as technologies are adopted for particular tasks.
October 29, 2019
The UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, Berkeley, Calif., released a study that details how the adoption of new technology can (and will) transform the way warehouses operate over the next 5-10 years.