New data found that 80% of warehouse workers say that positive workplace changes are happening amid labour shortages. 

However, 3 in 4 of European decision makers and 80% of warehouse associates are concerned they will not meet their business objectives unless more technology investments are made to improve operations.

Also, 4 in 5 have not yet deployed any form of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), with Europe lagging behind the rest of the world.

Other key findings include: 

  • Workers feel that market pressures become catalysts for for positive changes:
    • Globally, 80% say the pandemic has prompted them to evolve and modernize more quickly
    • 85% say they would view their employer more positively if provided with mobile devices and technology
  • Labour challenges remain a top obstacle:
    • 60% of want to increase headcount within the next year but over half admit that finding (55%) and training (54%) workers in a timely manner remain big challenges
  • Augmenting the workforce with automation:
    • Only 1 in 5 have  deployed some form of AMR yet, 81%  strongly believe AMRs could make warehouse jobs less stressful
    • 94% will invest in software that helps automate analytics and decision-making

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