Engineered labour Standards – Warehousing

Hadrian Logistics Solutions core business is the set up of engineered labour standards in client warehouses as well as auditing the existing set ups. We have experience doing this for a variety of commercially available systems as well as those that have been developed ‘in house’. Over the last decade, HLS has completed this work for multiple clients around the globe operating close to 100 sites across all types of industry groups.

Our key strength when working with labour standards is our ability to work with and engage at all levels of the organisation. We work very closely with team members and believe that Union and Occupational Health and Safety Representatives have an essential role to play in any project. Likewise, an integral part of any project we run includes training sessions where team members and management are taught about the key aspects of the labour standards for their site. During these sessions we encourage all attendees to air any concerns they might have and quite often have open and frank discussions about specific facets of the standards.

Collectively, Hadrian Logistics Consultants have close to 100 years’ experience working in warehousing operations and over 60 years’ experience working with labour standards. Current clients include large retailers and manufacturers within Australasia as well as 3rd Party Logistics providers.

Engineered Labour Standards - Retail

Three years ago Hadrian Logistics branched out from the warehouse and started developing labour standards to use in retail operations. We assisted a very large retailer audit and update the standards they used to calculate the labour required to operate each of their 750 retail outlets. Standards were developed for each department within the store and included a diverse range of tasks such as:

  • Store opening including unlocking safes and counting change into registers;
  • Setting up the display each day in the deli department by product group;
  • Cleaning the store;
  • Trolley collection;
  • Cycle counting/code (use-by date) checking by product group;
  • Receiving and sorting store deliveries;
  • Filling shelves by product group in each department;
  • The time spent interacting with/assisting customers across different hours of the day;
  • The selection of products picked to fill orders placed on the store via the internet.

Hadrian Logistics was able to develop standards for all of the above which could be scaled to fit the needs of each store based on sales volume.
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