enVista Shares Expertise on Labor and Automation for 3PLs

enVista expert to participate in educational session during International Warehouse Logistics Association’s Essentials of Warehousing Course

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enVista, a leading global supply chain consulting and IT services firm, will share insight into when a third party logistics provider (3PL) should use labor and when it should use automation in the warehouse during an educational event put on by the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA). As part of the IWLA Essentials of Warehousing Course, held in Tempe, AZ, enVista Senior Director Tim Talarico will discuss the topic, followed by a question and answer session. This is one of several presentations during the four-day warehousing course, which will take a deep dive into every area of warehouse logistics and emerging areas of 3PL management.

  • Labor vs. Automation: Leverage Options Available – Thursday, October 8 (3:15 p.m. MST) This session will inform attendees about when it makes sense to use automation in a warehouse or 3PL and when it makes the most sense to leverage labor. Professionals from 3PLs will learn the importance of keeping a wide scope of vision when making decisions, ensuring they don’t inhibit overall throughput capacity or cause problems up or downstream.

“Current third party logistics providers are looking to better serve their existing clientele by providing expanded services including higher throughput volumes,” said Talarico. “To meet client needs, typical manual processes may not be viable performance-wise, so other optimal solutions may be required such as automation or improved software. Varying types of automation when compared to labor may be needed in order to set the stage for growth. This session will help attendees both qualify and quantify the combination of labor and automation providing guidelines for what scenario makes the most business sense.”

For more information about the IWLA Essentials of Warehousing Course, visit http://www.iwla.com/events-site/iwla-essentials-of-warehousing-course/.

For more information about enVista, visit www.envistacorp.com.