According to Harvard Business Review, an organization’s long-term success hinges on enterprise alignment — a value chain in which the organization’s purpose is aligned to its business strategy, organizational capability, resource architecture, and management systems. Among management systems, workforce management is perhaps one of the most critical, since every organization depends on the efficient management of its talent to accomplish its objectives. In this endeavor, cost and performance are both important aspects to consider.
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?
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
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.
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.
If you are like me, you are elated to hear the introduction song to Monday night football; look forward to ESPN’s College Game Day and get a little upset when the Fantasy Football app doesn’t work. As hard as I work during the course of the week, I look forward to pulling for my favorite teams during the weekend and recharging for the next week’s challenges.
Incentivizing workers is at the heart of free enterprise. However, in order for a pay for performance program to work in a labor intensive system, certain conditions and variables are necessary to consider when planning an EFFECTIVE incentive pay program.
Topics: Uncategorized, Increase Productivity, Improve Efficiency, Manufacturing Management, Improving Production Yields, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, reduce labor costs, Labor Management, performance partners
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?
Many executives within the manufacturing and distribution industry are facing a budgeting process that will ultimately make or break their company’s 2016 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.