However, it stops short of optimizing the labor processes and people working alongside the WMS. Thus, the benefits of a WMS can be amplified with the use of a workforce management program, including a labor management system (LMS). A workforce management program enables what is called a “people strategy” and centers on making the entire warehouse operation more productive and efficient.
A successful workforce management program can result in an annual labor savings of 15–20 percent. Results often include: