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nGROUP Performance Blog

What Is A Productivity Study

Posted by Diron Raines on Mar 25, 2019 2:04:00 PM

An nGROUP Productivity Study provides insight into current operational performance along with the benefits case for change. The process involves three steps that each have a specific goal to understand your operation better, what your business objectives are, and then describes the changes and opportunities for improvement that will result in improved performance.

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Topics: nGROUP, Lean Manufacturing, Improving Production Yields, Warehouse Technology, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Improve Labor Management, Process Analysis Steps, Great Labor Management, Productivity Study

How Exactly Does nGROUP Get Results

Posted by Jassen Burch on Mar 5, 2019 2:10:00 PM

nGROUP uses many management methods, tools and, technologies to increase operational performance. One way we like to look at is PUMP…

∆P = ∆M x ∆U x ∆P

Performance = Methods x Utilization x Pace; If we can achieve a small improvement in each area there’s a multiplying effect that leads to a big result. For more specific examples of how we’ve driven advancement in these areas please see our case studies.

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Topics: warehouse efficiency, performance partners, Labor Management, 3PL, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Third Party Logistics, Improve Labor Management, Process Analysis Steps, Great Labor Management, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Cost Per Unit

What Technology Does nGROUP Use

Posted by David Cook on Feb 27, 2019 1:51:00 PM

Technological advancements have an impact on every industry — especially manufacturing. In fact, according to the report “Exponential technologies in manufacturing” by Deloitte and Singularity University, 86 percent of the top 100 companies by R&D spend are in the manufacturing sector. The main technology investment areas for these companies include cloud computing, advanced analytics, modeling and simulation, optimization and predictive analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Warehouse Technology, Improve Labor Management, Great Labor Management

Consumer Electronics Distributor Case Study

Posted by Ryan Cates on Jan 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM

Client:

A premier global developer, designer, and manufacturer of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game consoles and software. The Company's segments include Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Devices, Pictures, Music, and Financial Services.

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Topics: nGROUP, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, reduce labor costs, Improving Production Yields, Warehouse Technology, Manufacturing Management, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Improve Labor Management, Reduce Cost Per Unit, Consumer Electronics Case Study

What Does Great Labor Management Look Like?

Posted by Ryan Cates on Jan 10, 2019 12:13:00 PM

In today’s volatile marketplace, manufacturers need to function as efficiently as possible to control costs and maintain agility — both fundamental aspects of competitive positioning. As such, good labor management is critical to ensuring efficient operations. But what is labor management, how can you improve yours, and what human and technological components do you need to take into consideration?

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Topics: performance partners, reduce labor costs, Labor Cost Solution, Process Analysis, Warehouse Technology, Manufacturing Management, Improve Efficiency, Increase Productivity, Workforce Management, Workforce Management Tools, Improve Labor Management, Great Labor Management

Your Management Team Has the Keys to Your Success

Posted by David Hair on Jan 3, 2019 7:22:00 AM

“The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”

  • Helmut Schmidt

Although these words, attributed to the German statesman Helmut Schmidt, were originally spoken in a political context, they’re equally true when it comes to manufacturing. In this sector, continuous improvement is critical to refining processes, making operations more responsive and ultimately, becoming more competitive. To achieve continuous improvement, your management team must take the lead in driving change.

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Topics: performance partners, reduce labor costs, Process Analysis, Manufacturing Management, Workforce Management, Workforce Management Tools, Improve Labor Management

nGROUP and The Management Team: Operational Support

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 20, 2018 1:50:00 PM

When done well, labor management can have a profoundly positive impact on cost, quality, and productivity. Nevertheless, bringing in a third party for labor management can come with a stigma attached to it, as managers and employees may believe that bringing in an outside perspective is unnecessary, reflects badly on their performance, and even endangers their jobs. As such, this stigma can pose a significant challenge to bringing about the changes you need to improve your processes and realize your full operational potential.

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Topics: nGROUP, performance partners, Labor Management, Management Impact, Increase Productivity, Third Party Logistics, Workforce Management, Improve Labor Management, Operational Support

What Makes A Good Manager: Characteristics To Look For

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 17, 2018 10:44:00 AM

Filling management positions can pose a challenge. While you may have high performing employees that you can promote within,  you risk them not being prepared for the management role and their absence of labor resulting in lowered production numbers. Resulting in these employees being more valuable in their current roles. In order to avoid this mistake, it’s essential to look for talent who possess the following 16 characteristics that make for a good manager:

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Topics: labor shortage, Labor Management, reduce labor costs, Management Mistakes, Management Impact, Manufacturing Management, Workforce Management, Workforce Management Tools, Improve Labor Management, Making a Good Manager

The Status Quo Is Your Biggest Competitor

Posted by Ryan Cates on Dec 11, 2018 10:21:00 AM

Are you looking for ways to drive down labor costs and improve your organization’s performance?

If so, then it’s important to understand that your most important challenge in this endeavor might not be a talent shortage or the implementation of a new technology. The truth is that after working with many companies across multiple industries, we’ve consistently found that the biggest challenge to making sustainable improvements is the adherence to the status quo within the workplace.

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Topics: Labor Management, reduce labor costs, labor costs, Labor Solutions, Workforce Management, Improve Labor Management, Challenge The Status Quo

Improving Your Labor Management

Posted by Ryan Cates on Nov 6, 2018 10:56:00 AM

Good labor-management involves striking the right balance between labor costs, worker health and safety, required output, and product quality. Achieving this balance is a continuous endeavor that’s complicated by the fact that, especially in this tight labor market, employers have to ensure high standards while still attracting and retaining talent.

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Topics: warehouse efficiency, performance partners, Labor Management, employee retention, Improving Production Yields, Improve Efficiency, Workforce Management, Workforce Management Tools, Improve Labor Management