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nGROUP Performance Blog

What Makes A Good Manager: Characteristics To Look For

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

When it comes to filling management positions, many companies prefer to hire from within. The reasoning behind this is often that an existing employee knows the company culture, has established relationships within the organization, understands operational goals and has insight into the various challenges the company faces — all factors that would theoretically allow him or her to hit the ground running in the new position.

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

How Often Should You Evaluate Engineered Standards?

Posted by David on Aug 9, 2016 10:39:14 AM

Engineered standards are key to implementing production planning, management reporting, incentive structures, and individual accountability.  Standards are developed using techniques that create fair expectations of the output projected over a specific time frame.

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Management Mistakes, Employee Impact, risk, warehouse efficiency, performance partners, nGROUP, Analysis, Process Analysis

7 Hidden Management Mistakes: Part 1

Posted by David on Nov 4, 2014 4:04:36 PM

Written by Jim Rossini,
Executive Vice President of nGROUP

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Topics: Labor Management, Business, Labor Cost Solution, labor costs, reduce labor costs, employees, labor shortage, Management Mistakes

Making Meetings Worth It

Posted by David on Oct 3, 2014 3:37:16 PM

By David Cook

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Topics: Human Logistics, Business, Management Mistakes, Energize Employees, employee retention, Labor Management, employees

Should We Train Our Employees?

Posted by David on Sep 12, 2014 12:43:21 PM
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Topics: employees, Human Logistics, training, Business, Labor Management, Management Mistakes

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

The Art and Science of Motivation

Posted by David on Jul 2, 2014 3:17:47 PM

There are two layers to nGROUP’s approach to success.  Conducting and implementing numerous studies to discover what is needed for us to meet production goals is the science of what we do.  The consistent ability to motivate workers is the art of what we do.  Technology has allowed us to unite art and science into one labor management system.

 

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Topics: Human Logistics, Business, Management Mistakes, Energize Employees, reduce labor costs, Lean Manufacturing, Labor Management, warehouse efficiency, nGROUP

Why "Pay for Performance" Incentive Programs Don’t Work

Posted by David on Jul 2, 2014 2:52:11 PM

We've been thought that workers will be more motivated if a financial carrot is dangled.  The increase in productivity will fund the incentives and boost morale.  But most of the time, this doesn’t work.  The individual and corporate goals don't match up and companies cannot measure true individual performance.

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Topics: Human Logistics, Labor Management, Business, Cost, Management Mistakes, Labor Cost Solution, Labor Solutions, Energize Employees, employee retention, labor costs, reduce labor costs, training, performance partners