Safelite Selects Robocom as Labor Management
November 30, 2012
Safelite AutoGlass® has selected Robocom Systems International's
Labor Management System (R-Labor) to be used in its U.S.-based distribution
centers, announced yesterday by Robocom.
"Our partnership with Robocom has truly been beneficial for Safelite,"
says Mike Bradsher, director of accounting, manufacturing and distribution
control at Safelite. "The implementation of the Robocom [system]
has driven numerous improvements in our distribution operations
including productivity improvements equal to roughly 15 percent.
We believe the implementation of Robocom's Labor Management System
will take us to the next level in managing our workforce and further
improving efficiency in the warehouse."
Rick Register, vice president of Robocom says, "We value the partnership
with Safelite and are proud to have been a part of the transformation
that has taken place in Safelite's distribution operations. R-Labor
will provide Safelite with an accurate and objective tool for measuring
the performance of individual employees in the [distribution centers]
and also provide managers and supervisors with a coaching tool they
will use to better develop the workforce."
"Labor costs represent the largest operating expense in most warehouses
and distribution centers today," says Fred Radcliffe, Robocom president.
"Our products improve accuracy, increase productivity, reduce transportation
costs and provide essential information to supply chain managers
and executives. We are pleased to have been selected by Safelite
for this important project as it validates the valued partnership
that exists between our two companies."
The companies plan to use the Robocom system in Safelite's Braselton,
Ga., and Ontario, Calif., distribution centers.
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