Picking Perfection News Magazine Examined Changing Workforce Demographics in Material Handling
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2014 -- The current issue of Picking Perfection, examined the updated manual for material handling tables by The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. These data’s provide both the male and female population percentages capable of performing manual material handling tasks without over exertion, rather than maximum acceptable weights and forces. This manual material handling analysis tool can be used to perform ergonomic assessments of lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, and carrying tasks with the primary goal of supporting ergonomic design interventions.
The October 27th issue of Picking Perfection, suggested that industry leaders need to evaluate and potentially modify their business model to address the significant and ongoing growth in automation. The long term trend toward more local and regional distribution centers is being driven in large part by evolving consumer demands and expectations for same day delivery. Customers are responding by focusing on Omni Channel Fulfillment; new and emerging opportunities can provide solutions to the customer. Members must be committed to embracing a changing work culture, specifically understanding how the younger generation requires more flexibility and is motivated differently.
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