If You're Introducing New Initiatives in Your Distribution Center or Warehouse, Beware the Change Monster
In an insightful article, Susan Rider president of Rider & Associates, advises distribution center and warehouse managers on how to head off problems with effective change management.
(Boonton, NJ, April 7, 2011) Whether you're installing a new WMS, initiating a stricter safety program, or otherwise shaking up your DC, beware the change monster — it lives in every company.
Change resistance is an issue on projects, new implementations of material handling equipment, and the installation of new software systems.
Unfortunately, most managers ignore the need for change management and later wonder why the project was not an overwhelming success.
Change management should be included in every project because "Change" is a word that generates fear for most people in your distribution center.
Writing in the April issue of Distribution Center Management newsletter, industry expert Susan Rider, cautions readers about the change monster and offers concrete strategies for managing change.
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