WorkJam’s digital workplace provides distributors with the tools they need to meet the demands of the distribution employee through greater employee engagement
The high-velocity work environment of distribution facilities and fulfillment centers creates unique challenges for managing a nimble workforce that can flow with the demands and expectations of shipment processing.
These challenges are compounded by a market focused on faster service at lower prices and a shrinking labor market. Even with major investments in distribution automation, human labor remains a core component of the distribution process and competition is causing distributors to be more agile than ever in the management and productivity of their labor.
How can distributors win?
Engaged employees. By cultivating a positive workplace experience, employers can boost employee productivity and knowledge, while reducing turnover and cutting operational costs through a superior employee experience.
In short, employees have come to expect a better employee experience. They expect to be informed and connected with their employer, feel well-equipped to do their job, and to know they are being treated fairly and being kept safe. They want more control and flexibility over their schedules regarding when and how many hours they work each week. They want their voices to be heard and to be recognized and rewarded for their achievements.
How does the WorkJam Digital Workforce benefit each area of the Distribution Organization?
The WorkJam mobile and web platform extends existing workforce management systems (WFM) and enables employers to improve labor utilization while developing, empowering, and engaging their workforce. The platform enables employees to manage their work life with intuitive resources like schedule management, task management, messaging, development, and training. With WorkJam, distributors can improve retention rates, align employees with business goals, and reduce operational costs.
Attrition in distribution can be a result of disengaged employees who feel unable to maintain their work-life balance. With WorkJam, employees can manage their own work-life balance with flexible scheduling.
Leads, Foremen & Supervisors.
A WorkJam study shows that 65% of employees in the industry communicate scheduling changes to supervisors face-to-face. Shifting scheduling responsibilities to employees allows supervisors to spend more time managing output.
Distribution Center Operations.
WorkJam helps distribution centers adapt to changing labor demands and comply with union rules. Empowering supervisors and employees with a digital workforce tool reduces cost while increasing productivity and profitability.
Seven out of ten employees say corporate values and goals are communicated by supervisors face-to-face. WorkJam streamlines messaging across all levels of the organization without having to gather employees into a physical location.
Training and Onboarding.
WorkJam’s Learning Experience System is able to onboard employees with efficiency, reducing the cost of training an employee. Knowledgeable employees are equipped to face challenges on an ongoing basis while keeping up with regulations.