Measuring Employee Engagement During a Crisis

As an essential business, United Facilities has remained open during the coronavirus pandemic. The warehouse, distribution and logistics company, which is headquartered in East Peoria, Ill., made changes to protect employees from the potential spread of the virus, including using enhanced cleaning procedures, altering workers’ schedules and increasing fresh air flow.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Artificial intelligence and the labor shortage crisis in the US
IOT for All

As U.S. businesses begin to emerge from COVID-19, many are now facing a labor shortage crisis. After nearly 18 months of being locked down and vaccination rates increase, Americans are heading out in droves to their favorite restaurants, bars, and retail establishments. While this is a positive sign, it's presenting a big problem for businesses across the country as they struggle to keep up with the surge in demand.

Booming logistics market drives demand for large warehouses and DCs
Supply Chain Quarterly

The North American industrial and logistics real estate market had its best year on record in 2020, and market analysts expect more of the same in 2021 as strong demand for warehouses and distribution centers continues, according to a report from real estate firm CBRE.

Warehouse Hiring Data Shows How Supply Chains Flexed Up for Peak
Supply Chain Dive

In the run-up to peak season, multiple logistics companies announced plans to bring on thousands - or tens of thousands - of additional employees to help handle the additional volume flowing through their network.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Report Shines Light on Need for Better Yard Management Systems
DC Velocity

More than half of supply chain pros cite manual processes as their biggest challenge when it comes to both yard and appointment management, data show.

Seven Strategies for Creating Business Resilience
Industry Week

In order to survive in an unpredictable supply chain environment, businesses need to be incredibly resilient. While it is impossible to predict the future, there are many steps that businesses can take to prepare for it.

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