Lasting Solutions for Distribution Center Shortages

Guests: Will O’Brien & Dave DuBose

The labor shortage is not going away, workers are becoming more transient and Amazon is continuing to drive up competition for distribution center (DC) employees. So, most DC operators resort to wage increases and retention bonuses as the quick solution to this really challenging people problem. Will O’Brien and Dave DuBose joins the show to share the better answer, which is a set of more robust solutions that better serve the operators’ longer-term needs and mitigate their dependence on short-lived “quick fix” wage and bonus answers that everyone else is chasing.


Will O'Brien, Dave DuBose

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Innovative Leadership, Leadership Trends and Strategy, Resilience, Workforce Development


Operator strategies, Worker retention, Workforce challenges, Long-term solutions, Wage increases, Labor shortage