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nGROUP Performance Blog

What Does It Cost: nGROUP Performance Partners

Posted by Jim Zimmerman on Feb 13, 2019 9:37:00 AM

nGROUP delivers a fixed cost per unit program for clients looking for performance improvements in cost, quality, and throughput in a world-class operation. The program is built on comprehensive engineering studies that evaluate current processes, performance, and design.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Business, Cost, reduce labor costs, labor costs, Insourcing, Improving Production Yields

Top 8 Ways to Reduce Labor Costs

Posted by Ryan Cates on Sep 24, 2018 8:29:00 AM

In an industry that’s suffering severe labor supply shortages and unparalleled demand for services be the warehouse that’s growing thanks to smart solutions. Lowering the costs of labor in your warehouse can give you the financial room you need to hire more qualified candidates, decrease your costs per unit, and maximize efficiency in the workplace. You can thrive, not just survive, in today’s economy with these 8 ways to reduce labor costs.

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Topics: labor shortage, nGROUP, employees, Labor Management, Lean Manufacturing, risk, training, Cost, reduce labor costs, labor costs

Finding Growth During a Warehouse Labor Shortage

Posted by David Hair on Sep 18, 2018 8:11:00 AM

The issue of warehouse labor shortage is not new. It has made headlines for the last few years. Back in 2014, the warehouse and distribution center industry suffered a record-low labor shortage – the tightest job market since the year before the recession. The shortage has yet to abate, with warehouses around the country still struggling to fill their staff roster

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Topics: labor shortage, nGROUP, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, employees, Labor Management, Lean Manufacturing, Outsourcing, risk, training, Cost

Improve Warehouse Efficiency With a Different Approach

Posted by David Hair on Sep 11, 2018 7:13:00 AM

The standards you maintain in your organization’s warehouse can determine productivity levels and the overall costs of operation. A streamlined, efficient, and productive warehouse can result in savings on a cost-per-unit basis. More warehouse efficiency = faster production = more production = more money out the door. Your approach to warehouse management can make all the difference in productivity. Use this article to revolutionize systems at your business, improve warehouse efficiency, and achieve long-term warehouse optimization.

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

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

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

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

Manufacturing Management: Learn What The Japanese Do, Then Do It better

Posted by David on May 23, 2015 11:26:25 AM

Throughout the U.S., the greatest obstacle for Operational and Human Resource professionals hit while trying to improve their labor management is a resistance to change. The pressure to succeed makes companies less open to taking risks and trying new techniques. Yet, businesses have to make modifications to keep up with a shifting national and global economy.

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Topics: warehouse efficiency, performance partners, Business, Cost, Process Analysis, Warehouse Technology, Manufacturing Management

Grow Top Line Faster with Innovative Labor Strategy

Posted by David on May 18, 2015 9:07:15 AM

Labor-intensive businesses in today’s economy are up against a number of revised tax laws, making it increasingly difficult to maintain or increase profit. The Affordable Care Act alone places additional costs and compliance burdens on businesses with 50 or more employees. Adding to this weight is the increased litigation and costs associated with labor unions and “permatemp” employment.  So, how can a company stay in compliance, reduce or maintain labor costs, AND increase their top line?

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Topics: performance partners, Business, Cost, reduce labor costs, Labor Cost Solution, Improve Labor Management

A New Way to Think About Budgeting Labor Costs

Posted by David on May 4, 2015 10:17:40 AM

Many executives within the manufacturing and distribution industry are facing a budgeting process that will ultimately make or break their company’s earnings. Now is the time to think about what strategies will deliver desired results.

New regulations and a changing business climate are creating an environment that forces a company to find prosperity in innovative ways.

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Topics: labor shortage, nGROUP, Labor Management, Business, Cost, reduce labor costs, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, Workforce Management, Improve Labor Management