What does Veryable bring to Wagner’s Portfolio?
The partnership will enable Wagner to leverage Veryable’s platform to secure contract warehouse staff, empowering the 3PL to scale up and down when needed while also reducing scheduling demands that include labor shortages. With this partnership, Wagner Logistics will be able to tap into a gig workforce across the U.S. for its warehousing and fulfillment needs.
Veryable is a mobile-first platform and innovative labor solution that connects 3PLs like Wagner with available contract workers through a dashboard accessible via a mobile app or web portal.
The contractors have the warehousing skills Wagner needed for generalized and specialized tasks including forklift operation, value-added/premium services like; labeling, kitting, among others, and up to more niche tasks like handling eight thousand pound rolls of paper at once.
“Our mission is to provide businesses like Wagner Logistics with an efficient way to access reliable, on-demand labor when they need it most while maintaining excellent safety standards and streamlined operating procedures,” said Bo Rinehart, General Manager at Veryable.
“With this partnership we’re able to solve scheduling challenges for Wagner, while providing reliable work opportunities for our operators.” he continued. Veryable operators use the platform to find gigs within the Wagner warehousing facilities that fit their schedule and provide them with opportunities to earn competitive wages and control their own schedules.
Headquartered in North Kansas City, Mo., Wagner provides top-performing, cost-optimized warehousing and logistics services for manufacturers of non-hazmat products. Wagner delivers efficient services for clients utilizing the company’s more than 550 members of the team who manage more than 7 million square feet of U.S. distribution space across 24 different markets.
What does the partnership mean for Wagner Logistics?
“In the past, we have filled existing labor gaps with the standard temp labor service, which is becoming an outdated model,” said Joe Oliaro, Chief Real Estate Officer at Wagner Logistics.
“As we begin our Veryable partnership with our team in Kansas City, my intent is to have this agile labor solution model across all of our locations so that our workforce is reinforced by a structure that supports work-life balance with efficiency. When we bring in a Veryable operator, their tailored experiences to meet our needs, creating a better experience for the entire team.”
“The technology-driven approach to flexible labor complements Wagner’s flexible warehousing model by enabling us to adapt to changing needs in our warehouses, where we often share space, equipment, and staff. We can now respond faster and more effectively.” said Oliaro.