Gamification in Logistics
Companies are experimenting with innovative techniques to improve the productivity of their employees through motivation and the playful aspect of tasks.
Gamification is a growing trend in companies, and the logistics industry is no exception. Thus, companies are experimenting with innovative techniques to improve the productivity of their employees through motivation and the playful aspect of tasks.
What is gamification?
Gamification is a work and training strategy based on play and entertainment to promote specific goals. Applied to logistics, it consists of developing, implementing and supporting operations that increase operator performance through game techniques. In other words, it is a method for employees to do their work more efficiently through fun processes that strengthen their motivation and competitiveness.
This strategy is implemented through specific actions, such as contests (employee of the month), more intuitive and fun software interfaces, periodic challenges, among many others.
Gamification tools don’t have to be limited to individual performance either. They can be extended to the company level, introducing elements of positive competition between the various organizations.
4 benefits of gamification in logistics
Gamification is gradually becoming a part of logistics today, helping to bring groups of workers together and inspiring them to give their all in every operation they undertake. Check out some advantages of gamification tools:
- Greater logistical commitment : The implementation of more fun games, contests and training sessions motivate operators to get involved in their daily storage tasks. They are likely to feel an indispensable part of the project and are more motivated when it comes to their commitment to logistics.
- Productivity and efficiency : the motivation of each worker, as well as the cohesion and competitiveness between them — as long as it is healthy — guarantees maximum performance in the installation. However, the logistics management team must be attentive and reward the best, setting an example for the group. This will encourage each worker to do their best.
- Visibility and transparency : gamification uses technology to implement more pleasant processes. This technology allows logistics managers to access performance data for each operation and operator, allowing them to identify warehouse inefficiencies. Likewise, more and more managers are giving their employees access to this data to increase competitiveness.
- Promotion and retention of internal talent: gamification can be another reason to apply Big Data in the warehouse. Data visualization tools allow managers to break down the most important key performance indicators for each company, even segmented by operator. This helps identify the most efficient workers.
In short, technology helps warehouse managers when it comes to training and implementing gamified actions that improve the performance of their employees and differentiate those with the highest performance index.
Implementation of gamification tools in the warehouse
To ensure maximum operator productivity, motivation is just as valuable as having the right storage systems for each operation. Águia Sistemas has a complete catalog of products that will ensure the success of your gamification. Citing just two examples, Flow Racks and Mezzanines are perfect solutions for gamified picking. They allow operators to prepare orders safely and quickly, while executing as efficiently as possible.
Gamification tools can be employed in the warehouse in several ways. Visit our website and choose the solution that best fits your project or plan your gamification based on Águia Sistemas products . Implementing gamification tools in your storage processes will strengthen your operators’ level of commitment.