6 Main Issues the Workforce in the Food Distribution Industry Face?

  • Mitigate problems around paper trails: The older generation is used to paperwork and has been comfortable working that way for a long time. However, the process can be cumbersome not to mention prone to miscommunication. A good solution can help them understand that the paper trail can be eliminated with the use of easy-to-follow guided processes system and that they can have access to all the information with just a few clicks.
  • Help reduce manual errors: The occurrence of human errors is a big concern for any workforce no matter what their age. The aging workforce maybe even more sensitive to the occurrence of these errors. When the workforce has the means to modify transaction processing steps and manage data as needed for your operation, it would further motivate them and encourage them to adopt new digital technology.
  • Simplify complex processes: A functional food warehouse and distribution solution along with appropriate hardware (example: scanning device) can help you track and trace inventory. The workforce can also use the solution to quickly and accurately pick, stage, and load the goods. Such features can help the workers to simplify complex processes and work with simplicity and transparency towards increased productivity.
  • Provide an intuitive and easy-to-use interface: One of the most common fears of the aging workforce is that of failing at something because it is too complicated to use. However, this concern can be mitigated by providing a solution that has a more straightforward interface which is very intuitive. This way the workers can be guided through the process in logical steps to accomplish their tasks.
  • Lean towards configuration rather than coding: In any business, the concern for the workforce as well as the management is to have a system in place that is easy to configure without dependence on coding. While this does not directly affect the aging workforce, it would be quicker to start using a new solution when they know that any changes they require can be done quickly.
  • Automate some repetitive processes: Another way to sell the aging workforce on a smart new solution is to show how easy their work-life becomes when some steps are automated. With the right food warehouse and distribution solution, the complete process would be studied, evaluated to establish that specific operations are repetitive and can be automated.

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Anirban Guha

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Seasoned inbound marketing professional and tech blogger. Loves to write about #Marketing and #Technology. Follow me on Twitter @anibeg25