The Bad Ergonomics of Order Fulfillment in Retail Industry [26.23]
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

   Jim Galante, chairman, EASE Council (division of Material Handling Industry)

Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Secondary Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic

Millions of case goods are placed on retail shelves daily. From warehouses to densely packed shelves, this labor-intense task has changed little. A more obese and aging workforce deals with demands to get the work done quickly. This fast-moving, highly illustrated session describes ways to implement better manual handling devices that can improve ergonomics and reduce stress on the employee while increasing their efficiency and productivity.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain efficiency and productivity in the retail industry.
2. Recognize low-cost solutions to common manual material handling problems.
3. Describe the ergonomics of the entire process - from the warehouse to the customer's vehicle.
4. Summarize highly illustrated sessions showing real equipment in the retail industry.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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