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Roundtable: Outsourcing Warehouse & Distribution Labor

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Lonnie Poole Golf Course

1509 Main Campus Dr

Raleigh, NC 27606

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Join us for a one-day roundtable to share insights on various dimensions of outsourcing warehousing to third-party relationships.

Who should attend: Operations executives (Dir, VP, SVP) involved with labor-intensive operations.


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The session will consist of a small group of executives who are familiar with the issues. The session is intended to be highly interactive, with open and candid discussions encouraged. No commercial discussions will take place, and the confidentiality of the comments made will be ensured. The session will culminate with a recap of the issues discussed, and identify whether there is the need for an additional session to conduct a deep dive into any one of the potential areas.

Some of the potential solutions that have been mentioned in this context include:

  • Alternative compensation models and forms of value to attract and retain young talent, using models that have not been considered in the past

  • A better understanding of tradeoffs between labor rates and turnover ratios

  • Consideration of alternative facility locations with labor gaps

  • Outsourcing of labor-management to dedicated third parties, who provide more than the typical temp services offerings.

  • Exploration of “variable-izing the labor force” through outsourcing

  • Interviewing strategies to get the best people coming in

  • Working with alternative “Gig Economy” providers

  • Emerging technologies that can be used to drive improved workforce scheduling through analytics

  • Establishing the right culture in the facility that will make people want to stay and be part of the team



About the Moderator

Robert Handfield, Ph.D., is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at North Carolina State University. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School. Robert is the consulting editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading journals in the field. He is the author of several books on supply chain management, the most recent being The Living Supply Chain: The Evolving Imperative of Operating in Real Time published earlier this year, as well as Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management, which has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. He has also co-authored textbooks for MBA and undergraduate classes including the 3rd revision of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Identified in the ‘Pros to Know’ list compiled by Supply and Demand Chain Executive journal, Dr. Handfield has consulted with more than 25 Fortune 500 companies such as Flex, Nike, Lenovo, and VF. His research with leading SCM organizations across a variety of industries has identified that companies who excel in the consistent application of “best-in-class” supply management processes and practices have demonstrated significantly higher financial performance than their competitors have. Dr. Handfield earned his doctorate in operations management at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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