The strong US economy and low unemployment rate is impacting many enterprises in the retail and transportation logistics industry.
While most consumers may only think of in-store employees and cashiers at the POS as the face of retail, there is an army of people behind those faces that are the real backbone of the industry.
Today’s online shopping doesn’t happen without the many people that pick, pack, kit, and ship products from e-commerce centres, distribution centres and stores.
This creates a tight labour market and as a result of this phenomenon, technology in the hands of warehouse workers and store employees must be incredibly intuitive ie the learning curve must be short and easy.
Logistics managers and distribution centre managers are looking for plug-and-play employees during these high-volume times. They need new staff to get in and get productive immediately with as little training as possible. There isn’t any bandwidth to train the workers as they scramble to get orders out the door.
Technology providers are addressing those needs by focusing on the developing of hand held technology that has the ruggedness to survive the warehouse, distribution, and retail inventory environment.
As a global leader in these industries, Datalogic is constantly in contact with industry leaders and is delivering innovative solutions that give managers the tools to get employees up and running fast.
The Memor™ 1 and Memor™ 10 mobile computers developed for retail and transportation logistics industry possess features such as a smartphone form factor, Android™ operating system, full touch displays, and wireless charging.
These devices have much in common with the smartphones people have in their pockets every day; making it easy for new workers to feel right at home picking up an industrial device and using it immediately.
As warehouse, distribution, e-commerce, and retail operation managers jobs become harder with increasing volumes from occasions such as back-to-school and holiday shopping, having the right technology can help make their jobs a little easier.
Learn more about the Memor™ 1 and Memor™ 10 by visiting www.datalogic.com.
Author: Jose Vega, marketing manager at Datalogic