The results of the 2022 Logistics Management Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center Equipment Survey are in! As they do every year, our very own Norm Saenz and Don Derewecki gave their thoughts for article on the Logistics Management site. They talked about the trends towards automation and retaining staff.
“The trend is toward more optimism and use of automation,” says Donald Derewecki, a senior consultant with St. Onge, who along with Saenz reviewed the survey findings. “The survey shows that a cross-section of companies of different sizes realize that they have to keep up with automation and information technology to stay competitive. Maybe the smaller companies don’t want to be bleeding edge, but more of them realize they need to keep up with the mainstream.”
“Companies are definitely paying higher wages to try and attract and retain enough people, while also looking at more automation,” Saenz says. “Both are part of the strategies we see: spending more on automation to be more efficient and also spending more on labor to ensure they have enough people to staff these more highly automated facilities.”
Click here to read the article on the Logistics Management site!