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nGROUP Performance Blog

Improving Warehouse Labor Productivity: Work Smarter

Posted by David Hair on Aug 27, 2018 1:56:00 PM

If warehouse labor productivity is a question mark at your corporation, you could be losing money. It is paramount to stay on top of your warehouse’s performance measurements at all times, continually searching for inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement. Otherwise, productivity could be slipping through the cracks…as could your profits. Learn how to make your warehouse operations leaner through data-backed strategies with help from nGROUP.

 

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Topics: training, risk, Lean Manufacturing, Labor Management, Human Logistics, employees, Business, Cost, performance partners, warehouse efficiency, nGROUP

Top Challenges For Warehouse Management & Distribution Centers

Posted by David Hair on Aug 16, 2018 9:33:00 AM

The warehouse and distribution industry is facing challenges due to changes in the workforce. The labor shortage in America is reaching epidemic proportions, putting pressure on employers. Companies are struggling to keep their employees, while many employees are struggling to find competitive job opportunities. However, when it all comes together in just the right way, both the employer and the employee can be happy in the workplace. It is a delicate balance that takes training on both sides, but the increase in productivity is well worth the time and effort.

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Topics: Lean Manufacturing, Labor Management, employees, labor shortage, performance partners, warehouse efficiency, nGROUP

nGROUP Performance Partners: Fresh Fruit Processing Case Study

Posted by David Hair on Jun 6, 2018 3:45:52 PM

nGROUP began working with North America’s largest fruit processing company in 2008 and acquired partnerships in additional facilities after producing significant cost improvement results. While all three facilities had unique challenges, the same nGROUP strategy delivered universal solutions in all three facilities. Here is a glance at the most notable improvements at each facility.

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Topics: Fresh foods, nGROUP, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, labor shortage, United Fresh 2018

Don’t Look for Answers to Employee Retention.  Look for Questions.

Posted by David on Mar 21, 2018 9:28:12 AM

Last week we reviewed evidence that when companies invest in practices that increase employee engagement, they conversely produce higher levels of customer satisfaction and realize a significant increase in revenue growth.  This is the reward of increasing employee engagement. Which leads us to a bigger question.  What is the consequence if you do not address employee engagement?

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Topics: Labor Management, Outsourcing, Business, reduce labor costs, employees, labor shortage, warehouse efficiency, employee retention

Energize Bottom Line Results by Energizing Employees

Posted by David on Feb 27, 2018 8:04:40 PM

We’ve all heard the saying, “attitude is everything.”

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.  It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.”  - Jack Welch

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Energize Employees, employee retention, reduce labor costs, training, Human Logistics, labor shortage, nGROUP

Bob Duron found ‘Magic’ in this Labor Cost Solution

Posted by David on Feb 6, 2018 8:03:50 AM

Like most operational executives, Bob Duron has faced THE CHALLENGE – How do you address worker retention, find enough good people, manage rising labor costs, implement productivity improvements AND reduce costs?

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Energize Employees, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, Lean Manufacturing, labor shortage, warehouse efficiency, nGROUP, Labor Solutions, Labor Cost Solution

Solve Labor Challenges - The nGROUP Way

Posted by David on Aug 2, 2017 11:58:01 AM

We are all feeling the labor crunch. It’s hard to recruit, train, retain and make progress all at the same time. All of these labor challenges boil down to the fact that we are tasked with developing a rapport AND a system of accountability with the workers that ultimately determine our success. At nGROUP we have taken on such challenges and created a labor model with specific tools and competencies that maintains flexible staffing while delivering the performance and quality that companies seek – with less sweat.

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Topics: Insourcing, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, training, Outsourcing

Improving Production Yields For Fresh Fruit Processing

Posted by David on May 8, 2017 1:58:48 PM

In the world of food processing and packing, we spend a great deal of effort focusing on production efficiencies and lowering labor cost per unit to improve profitability. However, fresh food processing presents a number of challenges that requires additional focus on improved product yield.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Business, Cost, reduce labor costs, performance partners, warehouse efficiency, Fresh foods, Labor Cost Solution, Improving Production Yields

Micro Adjustments Translate to Macro Results

Posted by David on Feb 7, 2017 7:58:54 AM
“Pay attention to details. The most important things are often overlooked in the search for things greater than the obvious.” -Anonymous
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Topics: Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, labor costs, reduce labor costs, training, Labor Management, employees, labor shortage, nGROUP

Would your Distribution Center Win Best in Design?

Posted by David on Feb 1, 2017 8:13:11 AM

As Steve Jobs once said, “Design is not what it looks like. Design is how it works.” So when we ask, would your distribution center or warehouse win best in design, the real question becomes, is your facility designed to succeed in meeting your objectives?

Clearly the designing phase of establishing a production system is the most important since most of the strategic and tactical decisions take place during this phase. While several academic studies seek to find a one size fits all solution to warehouse design, each industry and facility offers unique opportunities and challenges.

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Cost, Increase Productivity, Improve Efficiency, warehouse efficiency