By John Hayes, Balyo USA
Economic policies from Industry 4.0, Logistics 4.0, and connected warehouses point to the imperative to lower costs, increase productivity, and guarantee quality. There are as many forklift truck operator positions to be ﬁlled as there are IT developer and R&D engineer jobs combined.
In the United States, 65 percent of the businesses surveyed by Deloitte (as part of its annual Supply Chain report) noted that it is “extremely difﬁcult” to hire qualiﬁed warehouse labor.
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