Supply Chain Software Survey: Off the fence and into the future
There was a definite uptick in the number of LMS installations this year, which correlates to the stated intentions of last year’s respondents to pursue labor management.
LMS implementations were second only to WCS for rapid payback, with a little more than 29% paying themselves off in the first year. Not quite 42% of these systems have been in place for less than five years, and 42% have been upgraded in that time. Approximately 20% of respondents said that they did not have an LMS, but planned to evaluate or implement one in the next two years.
Engineered labor standards (ELS) drew mixed results, with 44% saying they have no plans to evaluate or implement. Thirty percent are now using ELS, and 26% have plans to evaluate standards.
The field was split down the middle is response to a question about incentivizing employee compensation, with 52% of readers reporting they have adopted or plan to adopt an employee payment program tied to productivity improvements.