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Parkinson’s Law suggests that work expands to fill the time allowed. This can be a problem in many warehouses when volumes are low. The introduction of annualized hours allows companies to match resource to demand.

Environmental issues

Warehouse managers are not only tasked with cost reduction but also the reduction of the warehouse’s impact on the environment.

This includes areas such as energy consumption, affecting items such as lighting, mechanical handling equipment (MHE) and heating.

Managers need to set examples by swi...