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nGROUP Performance Blog

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

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

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

Scientific Evidence That Insourcing Yields Innovation

Posted by David on Oct 19, 2016 11:37:39 AM

During the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s Conference (CSCMP), I had the pleasure to attend a breakout session conducted by Scott Graves, a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa. Graves presented his research on the pros and cons of Onsite Outsourcing – what we at nGROUP call Insourcing.

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Topics: Labor Management, Outsourcing, Labor Solutions, labor costs, reduce labor costs, Lean Manufacturing, Insourcing

The Grass IS Greener On The Other Side: Why This Football Fan Decided to Outsource

Posted by David on Sep 14, 2016 10:56:22 AM

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.

NCAA Football

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Topics: Labor Management, Outsourcing, Insourcing, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, labor costs, reduce labor costs, Lean Manufacturing, employees, labor shortage, performance partners, nGROUP

A True Win-Win: Blue Collar Productivity

Posted by Ryan Cates on Sep 9, 2016 10:58:29 PM
Creating an effective incentive program for blue collar labor can lead to improved service levels, reduced labor cost, happier well-paid employees and greater profits. The key word is effective.
 
Incentive Pay
 
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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Workforce Management, Increase Productivity, Improve Efficiency, Employee Impact, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, reduce labor costs, Human Logistics

10 Questions To Determine If Your Pay For Performance Program Is Effective.

Posted by David on Aug 23, 2016 10:59:04 AM

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.

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Topics: Uncategorized, Increase Productivity, Improve Efficiency, Manufacturing Management, Improving Production Yields, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, reduce labor costs, Labor Management, performance partners

A new way to think about budgeting labor costs for 2016

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 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.

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

Incentive Pay Programs – Casual + Structured

Posted by David on Sep 8, 2014 2:03:30 PM

Many employers utilize incentive pay programs to motivate their employees.  The design of these programs are to aid in employee retention, company loyalty, worker satisfaction, and ultimately, lower costs.  By having tenured employees and a reduction in turnover, businesses benefit from not having to train new employees and can minimize mistakes in the production process.

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Topics: Business, Cost, Management Mistakes, Labor Solutions, Labor Cost Solution, reduce labor costs, Labor Management, warehouse efficiency, labor costs